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Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Must Improve to Help U.S. Meet 70 Percent Goal

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Kentucky’s current statewide vaccination rate of 47 percent has quite a distance to go to help the nation reach President Joe Biden’s goal of getting 70 percent of the U.S. population vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4.

The CDC reports that Christian County has one of Kentucky’s lowest vaccination rates ,at 19 percent. 

Other counties with low vaccination rates include Hart at 22 percent, and Union at 24 percent. 

Barren, Warren and Pulaski counties all have a vaccination rate of 30 percent.  

Kentucky's highest vaccination rate is in Woodford County at 52 percent, according to CDC data.

Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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