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Morgan County lags behind state in COVID vaccination rate

by Lisa Schauer

As of Monday, July 12, the percentage of people in Morgan County who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is lower than any other county in West Virginia except Mingo.

Statewide, 42.2% of West Virginia residents are fully vaccinated against the virus, according to the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources. In Morgan County, that number is 26.6% overall.

Only Mingo County, of the state’s 55 counties, has a lower overall rate of those who are fully vaccinated, at 23.6%.

In Morgan County, 49.7% of residents age 65+ are fully vaccinated, compared to 71.1% of all West Virginians in the same age group.

In Morgan County, 29.9% of residents over age 12 are fully vaccinated, compared to 48.6% statewide in the same age group.

In Morgan County, 31.6% of residents over age 18 are fully vaccinated, compared to 51% of people statewide in the same age group.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 48% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against the virus. That number includes 79% of Americans over age 65.

Nationwide, 58.9% of people over 18 and 56.2% of those over age 12 are fully vaccinated.

There is no is no FDA-approved vaccine for children under age 12.

1 Comment

  1. Siri Sophar on July 15, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    There are quite a few of us in Morgan County that are veterans. We get our care at the Martinsburg VA. I’ll bet we are counted in Berkeley County’s statistics. My husband I received our vaccines at the VA. I think the statistics are skewed. Beyond that,I don’t understand why someone wouldn’t get the vaccine. Someone recently said to my husband that they heard that the vaccine could kill them. My answer to that is there have been 23 covid deaths in the county and no vaccine deaths.

    Siri Sophar

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