Friday, June 04, 2021

Rural vaccination rate lags even farther behind metro areas

Rural/urban vaccination rates compared to national average; rates are adjusted to account for vaccinations not assigned to specific counties. Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.

"An additional 361,000 rural Americans completed their Covid-19 vaccinations last week, raising the rural vaccination rate to 31.1 percent," Tim Murphy and Tim Marema report for The Daily Yonder. The metropolitan rate is about 8 points higher.

The gap between the rural and urban vaccination rates is widening. Last week the rural percentage grew 1 point over the week before, compared to a metro rate increase of 1.8 points. "Two weeks ago, the gap between the higher metropolitan rate and the rural rate was 7.2 percentage points. Last week, the gap between the metro and rural vaccination rates grew to 8 percentage points," Murphy and Marema report.

Click here for more data, charts and regional analysis from the Yonder.

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