Thursday, November 18, 2021

New rural coronavirus vaccinations fell 4% last week, while metropolitan counties' rate dropped 20%

Vaccination rates as of Nov. 11, compared to national average and 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 rural coronavirus vaccinations fell for the fourth straight week last week. Nearly 159,000 rural residents completed their vaccinations during the week of Nov. 5-11, a 4 percent decrease from the week before, Tim Murphy and Tim Marema report for The Daily Yonder. Just over 1.2 million metro-area residents completed theirs, down 20% from the previous week's 1.6 million.

"As of Nov. 11, 44.8% of the entire rural population was completely vaccinated" against the coronavirus, Murphy and Marema report. "That’s about 20% lower than the metropolitan vaccination rate of 57.0% of the population."

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

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