Percent of First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered by Race/Ethnicity Over Time

Percent of First Doses Administered by Race and Ethnicity

Under Protect Chicago, vaccination reports will reflect Chicago demographics/look like Chicago.

  • 59% of Chicagoans are Black or Latinx*.
  • Yet in the first week of COVID vaccination in Chicago, when vaccine was only available to health care workers and all vaccine eligibility was linked to employment status, only 18% of COVID vaccines went to Black or Latinx Chicagoans.
  • In more recent weeks of COVID vaccination in Chicago, with vaccine available to people 65+ and front-line essential workers, community partners building vaccine confidence and access, and our Protect Chicago equity-driven distribution strategy in place, the make-up of those who have received a first dose is more reflective of the demographic make-up of Chicago*.  
  • We still have a long way to go to achieve equity, but our city’s Protect Chicago initiatives are yielding real improvements. Track our progress in the chart below.

*Chicago demographics: 32.9% White, non-Latinx; 29.8% Black, non-Latinx; 29.0% Latinx; 6.7% Asian, non-Latinx

Line chart showing Percent of first doses administered by race/ethnicity over time in Chicago. Latinx = 29.2; Black, non-Latinx = 21.2; White, non-Latinx = 38.2; Asian, non-Latinx = 10.5; AI/AN, non-Latinx = 0.4; PI/NH, non-Latinx - 0.2

AI/AN = American Indian/Alaska Native, PI/NH = Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian

Data reported through 4/26/21. Percentage calculated among those with known race ethnicity. Due to a change in how ‘Other race’ is being captured in I-CARE, ‘Other, non-Latinx’ is no longer being displayed on this graphic; instead, AI/AN and PI/NH are shown.