- Vaccination rates across the US counties range from 0.1% to nearly 100%.
- The differences between the most and least vaccinated districts of each state revealed stark differences.
- Unvaccinated communities are still at risk of the coronavirus outbreak.
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No matter where you step foot in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — your library, church, or post office — chances are everyone you meet will be fully vaccinated. The county has the highest vaccination rate anywhere in the U.S.: Nearly 100%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 210 miles east, however, Long County, Georgia, is at greater risk of a coronavirus outbreak. Less than 2 percent of the county̵7;s population is fully vaccinated. which is the lowest rate in the United States.
But Georgia is far from the only state with huge disparities in vaccine rollouts. The county’s vaccination rates across the United States range from 0.1% to nearly 100%.
The interactive map below shows the most and least vaccinated counties in each state. Hover over a county to see vaccination rates.
In some cases, these rifts form rural and urban areas, for example in Kentucky. More than half of the people in Franklin County which is the most populous district of the state have been fully vaccinated But in rural Spencer County, less than 16% of the population is fully vaccinated. The two counties were less than an hour apart.
Rural county residents often face barriers to access to ammunition. This includes a lack of transport or internet access.
Still, many rural communities have built up immunizations for their population in large numbers. In Hamilton County, New York, a county with no hospitals or pharmacies. The community has turned schools and firehouses into vaccination sites. Neighborhood volunteers have also teamed up to help people register for photos. More than 67% of people are now fully vaccinated. This makes it the most vaccinated county in New York.
Each county is also at risk of spreading
About 40% of the US population is fully vaccinated. which is a much higher number than people around the world But pandemics are happening locally as well as globally, and most unvaccinated communities are still at risk of spreading them.
“When we say that in the United States, almost 50% of people are fully vaccinated right now. It’s very good But that doesn’t mean a single place,” Lisa Lee, an epidemiologist at Virginia Tech, recently told Insider (only 50% of U.S. adults are vaccinated). Think carefully about our own situation and our own community.”
For example, daily coronavirus cases in Wyoming have increased by nearly 30% in the past two weeks in Campbell, the state’s least vaccinated county. The number of daily cases doubled during that time, with less than 17% of Campbell residents being fully vaccinated.
in principle Scientists would like to see all counties vaccinate at least 75% of the population. That could be the threshold that the county has already gained herd immunity – a point where the virus can’t easily pass from person to person.
“Some places are above 60%, so there are some pockets that are quite protective,” Lee said. We must understand that It takes a couple of cases. A few people who entered the community to pass on this matter.”
The United States continues to grapple with vaccine hesitation. in April About 13% of adults in the United States said they would not seek a vaccine, even if it was available. According to a survey by the Kaiser Foundation
The country’s vaccine rollout appears to be slowing. At its peak in April, the U.S. gave an average of about 3.3 million vaccine doses per day. It is now giving only 1.5 million doses per day on average.
Several states have begun to offer incentives for more ammunition. Ohio gave $1 million Thursday to a 22-year-old woman entering the “vaccination lottery,” and California just launched an $116.5 million lottery to incentivize its residents. New York, meanwhile, is piloting a program to distribute scratch lottery tickets to people at selected vaccination sites.
“The hope is if we can get enough people vaccinated. We will spread so low that we don’t have to worry about variables – that we won’t give the virus a chance to figure out how to avoid vaccines,” Lee said.