By 1812Blockhouse

The number of Richland Countians obtaining at least one dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines, as well as those in surrounding counties, is lagging behind state averages.

Statistics reported on Friday by the Ohio Department of Health indicated that 3,571,137 Ohioans have had at least one vaccine shot, representing 30.55% of those eligible. Of those, 2,075,856, or 17.76%, have completed their vaccination regimen.

In Richland County, 29,830 have received at least one shot. This number is approximately 24.62% of those eligible. 15.74%, or 19,067, 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 24.52%
  • Crawford 27.75%
  • Huron 26.24%
  • Knox 25.33%
  • Morrow 23.88%

The highest such rate in Ohio was in Delaware County (38.1%), with the lowest being in Holmes County (11.11%).

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