Early variation in COVID-19 vaccination rates had much to do with a county’s proportion of health care workers, the first group able to get vaccine. With people 65 and older becoming eligible in late January, a county’s share of seniors has also played a large role in its overall rate, experts say. But with everyone 16 and older approved for vaccination early this month, such factors are beginning to wane. However, a county’s racial makeup can also influence its immunization rate, given that rates statewide are significantly lower for Blacks and Hispanics, and somewhat lower for American Indians and Asians, than for whites. As of Saturday, Taylor County had the state’s lowest vaccination rate, with 21.8% of residents receiving at least one dose, followed by Clark County, with 22.2%, and Rusk County, with 26.4%. Door County had the highest rate, with 56.7%, followed by Bayfield County, with 53.0%, and Dane County, with 52.4%.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Wis COVID cases leveled off last week. Now can we knock them back down?
After several weeks of rising COVID cases in Wisconsin, we at least saw a plateuing in the last few days. The 7-day average declined on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. which was noticed by Madison's State Journal in an article that posted today.
Posted by Jake formerly of the LP at 2:14:00 PM