Richland Countians are receiving at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines, as well as those in surrounding counties, at a rate which lags behind state averages.
Statistics reported on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health indicated that 3,985,578 Ohioans have had at least one vaccine shot, representing 34.10% of those eligible. Of those, 2,459,174, or 21.04%, of them have completed their vaccination regimen.
In Richland County, 32,744 people have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 27.03% of those eligible. 18.56%, or 22,487 of those individuals have received either one shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or two shots of the other two major vaccines.Counties that surround Richland County had the following percentages for residents who have obtained at least one vaccination shot:
- Ashland 23.28%
- Crawford 29.17%
- Huron 27.84%
- Knox 27.25%
- Morrow 25.76%
The highest such rate in Ohio was in Delaware County (43.58%), with the lowest being in Holmes County (11.69%).
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