Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Still Leading Ohio In Vaccination Rates

3 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware County is still setting the pace in terms of COVID-19 vaccinations taken as compared to other counties in central Ohio and the state as a whole, with the most residents by percentage participating.

As of Sunday, figures released by the Ohio Department of Health show a continued slowing down of the number of Ohioans receiving initial vaccination shots. In fact, this past month show a drop of over 40% in initial vaccinations versus the same figure for March.

As would be expected, however, numbers of second shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines continue strong. It will take another couple of weeks for the current slowdown to be reflected in those figures.

Ohio has had a total of 4,715,308, or 40.34% of its population that has begun the vaccination process, and 3,856,309 Ohioans (32.99%) have completed it.

For Delaware County, those figures stand as follows as of Sunday:

Had initial shot — 110,548 (52.85%)
Percentage who have completed the process (two for Moderna or Pfizer; one for Johnson & Johnson) — 42.66%.

Delaware’s neighboring counties had the following reported COVID vaccination rates:

Franklin 41.93%
Knox 30.51%
Licking 37.18%
Marion 33.46%
Morrow 29.25%
Union 42.24%

The lowest rate in the state of Ohio is that of Holmes County’s, which sits at 13.26%. An NPR article last week discussed why that is the case, and can be listened to below.

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