Orleans moving up with its vaccination rate among counties
County goes from lowest rate in early April to now tied for 3rd lowest
Orleans County in early April had the lowest vaccination rate among 62 counties in the state. But not any more. Orleans is moving up and is now tied for the third lowest rate.
The state’s Vaccine Tracker on Monday had Orleans and Fulton counties both at 32.8 percent of their populations with at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. That is ahead of Allegany at 29.9 percent and Tioga at 32.5 percent.
Orleans, despite its improvement in the vaccination rate, is still well behind the statewide vaccination rate (with at least one dose) at 44.3 percent and the nine-county Finger Lakes Region which is at 45.4 percent.
Less than three weeks ago on April 8 Orleans was at the bottom of all counties at 25.6 percent of the residents have had at least one vaccine shot. Bronx County was the next lowest at 25.9 percent, with Fulton at 26.6 percent, Tioga at 26.7 percent and Allegany at 26.8 percent.
Orleans has been holding many mass vaccination clinics to boost the rate, and has been accepting walk-ins at those clinics and has a helpline to help others make appointments.
Here is updated data on the vaccination rates.
Lowest vaccination rates in the state
- Allegany County (46,430 population) – 29.9 percent with at least one dose
- Tioga County (48,560 population) – 32.5 percent with at least one dose
- Orleans (40,612 population) – 32.8 percent with at least one dose
- Fulton County (53,591 population) – 32.8 percent with at least one dose
- Bronx County (1,432,132 population) – 33.1 percent with at least one dose
- Wyoming County (40,085 population) – 35.4 percent with at least one dose
- Genesee County (57,511 population) – 39.2 percent with at least one dose
- Niagara County (210,433 population) – 42.6 percent with at least one dose
- Erie County (919,719 population) – 47.3 percent with at least one dose
- Monroe County (742,474 population) – 48.1 percent with at least one dose