Understanding the Vaccination Dashboard

Understanding the Change in Data

As we transition to the new SC vaccine dashboard, the new numbers will not match up exactly to the current counts on the DHEC Vaccine Allocation web page. This is something that has been discussed and anticipated, for the reasons outlined below:

  1. Data on the “Total Doses Given in South Carolina” web page was previously updated manually after pulling from VAMS and/or sources other than SIMON. At this point, SIMON is, and will be, the database of record for person level allocations of doses, and therefore where we will continue to source the data for the dashboard.
  2. The SIMON data extracts that we provide goes through a consistent daily cleaning process that is not in place for the data on the “Total Doses Given in South Carolina” web page. While this will present a discrepancy in numbers up front, the cleaned number will continue to be more accurate and would be able to be cleaned under the same conditions daily. This is especially important when reporting out things that will be monitored on a continual basis, such as demographics.
  3. The data displayed on our dashboard has a set tempo where it is updated only one time per day every morning and includes the date up to 11:59 PM the previous day. The current data on the “Total Doses Given in South Carolina” web page does not have one set time cut off and gets updated throughout the day.

Notes About the Data Displayed on the Dashboard

Age, sex, race & ethnicity based on recipient's demographics at the time of Dose 1.

“Total People Vaccinated in South Carolina" is defined as any individual who received 1 or 2 doses within the state of South Carolina. Any discrepancy between this total and “People with at least 1 Vaccine Dose" is due to individuals receiving 1 dose in South Carolina and one dose in a different state.

All counts are for doses administered/individuals vaccinated are based on administrator location. Therefore, some counts include individuals who receive the vaccine within the state of South Carolina but live outside it.

"Where Vaccines Occur" map indicates where each vaccine is administered, not where the vaccine recipient lives.

All Data are provisional.

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