Douglas County tops 50% mark on COVID-19 vaccination rate

photo by: Kevin Anderson/Journal-World File Photo

The Lawrence-Douglas County health department's home at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., is pictured in this file photo from July 2010.

Douglas County now has more than 54,000 people fully vaccinated, giving it the highest percentage of vaccinated residents of any urban county in the state.

The latest data from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lists 54,070 Douglas County residents as having received all necessary dozes of the COVID-19 vaccination. That’s a vaccination rate of 50.2% for residents 12 years and older.

Douglas County was one of only two counties in the state to top the 50% mark for full vaccinations. Mitchell County in north-central Kansas checked in with a 52% rate. Among urban counties, Douglas County had the highest vaccination rate by several percentage points. Here’s a look at the vaccination percentage rate and total number of people vaccinated in the five urban counties in Kansas, as of June 18:

• Douglas: 50.2%, 54,070

• Shawnee: 48.2%, 72,392

• Johnson: 47.9%, 243,526

• Riley: 42.8%, 28,079

• Sedgwick: 39.8%, 171,004

• Wyandotte: 37.2%, 50,131

In terms of Douglas County residents who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, that rate now stands at 57.7%. That’s the highest one dose vaccination rate in the state. Just over 62,000 Douglas County residents have received one dose of the vaccine.


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