Vaccination rates low in county, state


Pictured are workers at the Fayette County Health Department administering COVID-19 vaccinations during one of its “drive-through” clinics in January. The local health department is currently offering walk-in vaccinations without appointments on Fridays from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

After battling with Mississippi the past couple of weeks in a neck-to-neck race, Alabama now holds the dubious distinction of having the lowest COVID vaccination rate in the nation. That distinction is nothing to brag about, as the state is currently seeing the number of COVID cases and hospitalizations rise again after a few months of relative calm. Adding to the concern is a new, more contagious version of the COVID virus, the highly infectious Delta variant.


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