NY at 70% vaccination rate for those eligible; Orleans at 53.4% for 18 and older

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 July 2021 at 10:29 am

New York has reached a milestone in the push to get eligible residents, those 12 and older, vaccinated against Covid-19.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the state is at a 70 percent vaccination rate for those eligible. This includes people who have had at least one vaccination dose.

The state on June 15 was at a 70 percent rate for those 18 and older. On that date, Cuomo lifted most Covid-19 restrictions. The state is currently at 72.6 percent with at least one vaccination dose who are 18 and older.

“We continue to fight this virus by making sure every single eligible New Yorker gets vaccinated for Covid-19, and our state’s ability to beat it for good depends on getting shots in arms,” Cuomo said. “I urge everyone who hasn’t yet taken the shot to do so today—appointments, including walk-ins, are available at sites across the state.”

In Orleans County, 53.4 percent of residents 18 and older have had at least one vaccine dose. Orleans had the lowest vaccination rate on March 24 among all 62 counties. Orleans was at 19.2 percent on march 24, the lowest vaccination rate in the state.

Orleans is now at 53.4 percent of those 18 and older. That is now ahead of seven counties, but about 20 percentage points behind the state average.

Here is a list of counties below 55 percent of those 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose:

  • Delaware, 54.5 percent
  • Wyoming, 54.0 percent
  • Chemung, 53.7 percent
  • Orleans, 53.4 percent
  • Seneca, 53.0 percent
  • Steuben, 52.8 percent
  • Lewis, 52.2 percent
  • Cattaraugus, 52.1 percent
  • Fulton, 52.1 percent
  • Tioga, 50.4 percent
  • Allegany, 44.5 percent

Here are the vaccination rates in WNY counties (18 and older with at least one dose):

  • Monroe, 71.9 percent
  • Erie, 70.1 percent
  • Niagara, 65.2 percent
  • Genesee, 60.5 percent
  • Livingston, 58.6 percent
  • Chautauqua, 58.1 percent
  • Wyoming, 54.0 percent
  • Orleans, 53.4 percent
  • Cattaraugus, 52.1 percent
  • Allegany, 44.5 percent