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Local Vaccination Rates Trail State Rates

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NASHVILLE (October 15) — The percentage of local citizens who have received the COVID-19 vaccination is lower than the state average, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

In Tennessee, 53.6 percent of the eligible population has at least one dose of the vaccination and 47.8 percent are fully vaccinated.

Carroll County has a higher percentage vaccinated than either Henry or Weakley. Carroll has 49.28 percent with one dose and 43.56 percent fully vaccinated. Since the pandemic began, Carroll had 100 persons die from COVID-19 and a total of 5,649 contracted the virus. The good news is the total case count is decreasing in the county. On October 15, there were 10 new cases and a total of 134 active cases. The new data indicates a significant decline from the high on September 11 when there were 75 new cases.

Henry County has 46.16 percent with at least one dose and 42.13 percent who are fully vaccinated. A total of 84 persons have died from COVID-19 and 5,423 contracted the virus since the pandemic began. On October 15, there were three new cases and 85 active cases.

Weakley County has 37.9 percent with at least one dose and 33.72 percent who are fully vaccinated. A total of 87 persons have died of COVID-19 and 5,951 have contracted the virus. On October 15, there were 9 new cases and 126 active cases.

Madison County has 63.71 percent with at least one dose and 57.22 percent who are fully vaccinated. A total of 297 have died of COVID-19 and 17,400 have contracted the virus.

Vaccinations are available free of charge at the county health departments, Walgreens in McKenzie, Phipps Pharmacy in McKenzie, Walmart in Huntingdon and Paris, and Gleason City Drugs to name a few locations.

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