Thursday, September 09, 2021

Pace of new rural vaccinations up for fourth week in a row

Vaccination rates as of Sept. 2 compared to the national average, adjusted to account for vaccinations not assigned to specific counties. Map by The Daily Yonder; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.

"The pace of new vaccinations in rural America increased for the fourth consecutive week last week," Tim Murphy and Tim Marema report for The Daily Yonder. During the week of Aug. 27 through Sept. 2, new vaccination rates in rural and metro counties were 9 percent higher than the week before.

The 318,000 rural residents who completed their vaccinations last week brought the total rural vaccination rate to 39%, compared to metro counties' 50.6% total vaccination rate.

Click here for more charts and analysis from the Yonder, including an interactive map.

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