Alabama reaches 2 million people vaccinated against COVID-19

(WHNT) – The state of Alabama has taken another step forward in the fight against COVID-19 – just over two million people have been vaccinated against the virus statewide.

According to the latest figures from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), 2,022,491 Alabamians have completed a series of COVID-19 vaccines and 2,469,709 others have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

For reference, the latest census figures show Alabama with an estimated population of 5,024,279.

ADPH’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution dashboard shows a county-by-county breakdown of the number of people vaccinated in each region:

  • Colbert County
    • Population: 55,241
    • People receiving a dose: 27,287 or 49.4%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 23,147 or 41.9%
  • DeKalb County
    • Population: 71,513
    • People receiving a dose: 27,158 or 37.98%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 21,937 or 30.68%
  • Franklin County
    • Population: 31 362
    • People receiving a dose: 13,604 or 43.38%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 11,193 or 35.69%
  • Jackson County
    • Population: 51 626
    • People receiving a dose: 20,281 or 39.28%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 16,767 or 32.48%
  • Lauderdale County
    • Population: 92 729
    • People receiving a dose: 43,758 or 47.19%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 35,297 or 38.06%
  • Lawrence County
    • Population: 32 924
    • People receiving a dose: 13,578 or 41.24%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 11,629 or 35.32%
  • Limestone County
    • People receiving a dose: 47,246 or 47.76%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 41,505 or 41.96%
  • Madison County
    • People receiving a dose: 201,837 or 54.13%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 171,296 or 45.94%
  • Marshall County
    • Population: 96,774
    • People receiving a dose: 43,185 or 44.62%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 35,728 or 36.92%
  • Morgan County
    • Population: 119,679
    • People receiving a dose: 54,988 or 45.95%
    • Fully vaccinated people: 48,861 or 39.16%

The county with the highest percentage of residents vaccinated is Lowndes County with a population of 9,726 and a complete vaccination rate of 63.47%.

In his October post, state health official Dr Scott Harris said: “Completing the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, whether with Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson, remains the most important way to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. . “

“The COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) urges all Alabamians aged 12 and over to get vaccinated with the appropriate product as quickly as possible,” Harris continued. “The CDC now recommends that other groups of people over the age of 65 or at high risk receive a Pfizer vaccine booster and that others may opt to be vaccinated based on their individual risks and benefits.”

More information on COVID-19 vaccines can be found at vaccines.gov.

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