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LIST: COVID-19 vaccination rates around central Alabama

Alabama has ranked last among all states for its vaccination rates for more than a month....
Alabama has ranked last among all states for its vaccination rates for more than a month. Around 39% of the state’s eligible populations has gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 4:08 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Alabama has the highest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation, which is the percentage of the population that has gotten tested.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the percent positivity rate stands at 21.5%

Alabama has ranked last among all states for its vaccination rates for more than a month. Around 39% of the state’s eligible populations has gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In the WSFA viewing area, Lowndes County has the highest vaccination rate with at least 51% of residents getting at least one dose and around 37% completing the vaccine series.

Russell County had the lowest vaccination rate as around 21% of residents eligible have gotten at least one dose and around 17% have completed the vaccine series.

Here is a list of counties in our viewing area with vaccination rates:

· Autauga County

o At least one dose: 34.84%

o Completed the vaccine series: 26.86%

o Barbour County

o At least one dose: 35.79%

o Completed the vaccine series: 28.98%

o Bullock County

o At least one dose: 45.63%

o Completed the vaccine series: 36.14%

o Butler County

o At least one dose: 35.27%

o Completed the series: 27.36%

o Chambers County

o At least one dose: 37.39%

o Completed the series: 31.05%

o Chilton County

o At least one dose: 31.22%

o Completed the series: 24.47%

o Coffee County

o At least one dose: 30.63%

o Completed the series: 24.80%

o Conecuh County

o At least one dose: 37.81%

o Completed the series: 28.39%

o Coosa County

o At least one dose: 36.55%

o Completed the series: 31.12%

o Covington County

o At least one dose: 30.36%

o Completed the series: 24.12%

o Crenshaw County

o At least one dose: 33.19%

o Completed the series: 27.39%

o Dallas County

o At least one dose: 30%

o Completed the series: 28.82%

o Dale County

o At least one dose: 28.75%

o Completed the series: 23.84%

o Elmore County

o At least one dose: 34.37%

o Completed the vaccine series: 27%

o Escambia County

o At least one dose: 27.75%

o Completed the series: 20.96%

o Lee County

o At least one dose: 39.22%

o Completed the series: 33.41%

o Lowndes County

o At least one dose: 51.99%

o Completed the vaccine series: 37.89%

o Macon County

o At least one dose: 40.38%

o Completed the series: 31.15%

o Marengo County

o At least one dose: 43.55%

o Completed the series: 34.94%

o Montgomery County

o At least one dose: 40%

o Completed the vaccine series: 30.36%

o Perry County

o At least one dose: 43.51%

o Completed the series: 34.59%

o Pike County

o At least one dose: 32.46%

o Completed the series: 26.64%

o Russell County

o At least one dose: 21.91%

o Completed the vaccine series: 17.18%

o Tallapoosa County

o At least one dose: 39.44%

o Completed the series: 33.90%

o Wilcox County

o At least one dose: 43.26%

o Completed the series: 32.77%

During Tuesday’s news conference, State Health Officer Scott Harris noted that while cases and hospitalizations have surged, the state has not seen a significant increase in COVID-19-related deaths yet. However, he added, the increase in deaths has historically started to show not long after the case and hospitalization increases.

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