The CDC’s color-coded vaccination map currently shows that 97.2% of adults in Pennsylvania have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf even touted the CDC’s figure at a news conference. But that number is wrong.
The true number is lower, yet impossible to calculate from publicly available data, since official numbers are inaccurate in multiple ways. Acting Pennsylvania Health Secretary Alison Beam has said the CDC’s first-dose number should not be considered “a true metric.”
Meanwhile, Philadelphia for months has been warning people against relying on CDC data. “We have and have had no confidence in their data,” spokesperson James Garrow said.
The inaccuracy of the CDC’s data on COVID-19 vaccination in Pennsylvania paints an alarming picture for the entire country