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

Jun 7, 2021

Nurse Mary Ann Keith gives the first vaccination at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital to nurse Kelly Prater, who works on the COVID-19 unit.
Credit Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital

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.