Vaccination examination: Where does your county rank for vaccinations? Where does Ohio rank in U.S.?

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Mar 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-01 11:30:32-05

CLEVELAND — To date, over 14% of Ohio’s population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as the state continues in Phase 1B of its rollout, with priority for those over 65. But how does Ohio compare to other states, and how does your county compare to the rest of the state?

How does Ohio compare?

Ohio’s single-dose vaccination rate currently ranks 38th in the United States, according to the New York Times and data from the CDC. Idaho, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, New York, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah, Texas and Georgia rank below Ohio’s 14% rate. Alaska ranks the highest, with 23% of its population having received at least one dose.

In terms of completed vaccinations, Ohio ranks significantly better – 27th in the United States – with a completion rate of 7.7% of the state’s population. Alaska is also the top state in terms of vaccines completed, with a rate of 13%.

Ohio has used 2,599,806 vaccine doses of the 3,301,865 delivered, or 79%, according to CDC data. That makes it the 29th highest U.S. state in terms of vaccine supply currently used. The top state, New Mexico, has used 96% of the vaccine doses delivered.

How does your county compare?

Within Ohio, most Northeast Ohio counties rank near the middle in terms of first-shot vaccination.

  • 13.4% of Cuyahoga’s 1.2 million residents have received one shot
  • 13.5% for Lake County
  • 12.4% for Lorain County
  • 13.5% for Lake County
  • 13.6% in Stark County
  • 12.4% in Summit County
  • 13.5% in Medina County

Ottawa County ranks at the top for Ohio with a first-shot vaccination rate of 16.9%, and Holmes County is at the bottom, with the vaccination started in just 7.4% of the county’s 44,000 residents.

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