Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Rhode Island



The deployment of the vaccine in December 2020 marked a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the US population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates have lagged over the summer, new outbreaks of COVID-19 have occurred, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which includes the majority of cases in the United States.

The United States as of August 5 has reached more than one million COVID-19-related deaths and 91.9 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 67.2% of the population is fully vaccinated and 48.2% of those vaccinated have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in Rhode Island using data from the US Department of Health and Human Services and Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by highest vaccination rate as of August 4, 2022. Due to reporting inconsistencies, some counties do not have vaccination data. Keep reading to see if your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#5. Providence County

– Fully vaccinated population: 71.7% (458,417 fully vaccinated)
— Vaccination rate 14.8% lower than Rhode Island
– Cumulative deaths per 100,000: 405 (2,587 deaths in total)
– 18.1% more deaths per 100,000 population than Rhode Island
– Cumulative cases per 100,000: 38,599 (246,623 cases in total)
– 4.4% more cases per 100,000 population than Rhode Island

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#4. Newport County

– Fully vaccinated population: 76.3% (62,653 fully vaccinated)
— Vaccination rate 9.4% lower than Rhode Island
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 117 (96 deaths in total)
– 65.9% fewer deaths per 100,000 population than Rhode Island
– Cumulative cases per 100,000: 28,442 (23,346 cases in total)
– 23.1% fewer cases per 100,000 population than Rhode Island

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#3. Kent County

– Fully vaccinated population: 79.5% (130,614 fully vaccinated)
— Vaccination rate 5.6% lower than Rhode Island
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 317 (521 deaths in total)
– 7.6% fewer deaths per 100,000 population than Rhode Island
– Cumulative cases per 100,000: 34,138 (56,086 cases in total)
– 7.7% fewer cases per 100,000 population than Rhode Island

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#2. Bristol County

– Fully vaccinated population: 80.0% (38,804 fully vaccinated)
— Vaccination rate 5.0% lower than Rhode Island
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 369 (179 deaths in total)
– 7.6% more deaths per 100,000 population than Rhode Island
– Cumulative cases per 100,000: 32,519 (15,765 cases in total)
– 12.0% fewer cases per 100,000 population than Rhode Island

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#1. Washington County

– Fully vaccinated population: 80.0% (100,505 fully vaccinated)
— Vaccination rate 5.0% lower than Rhode Island
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 194 (243 deaths in total)
– 43.4% fewer deaths per 100,000 population than Rhode Island
– Cumulative cases per 100,000: 29,963 (37,627 cases in total)
– 19.0% fewer cases per 100,000 population than Rhode Island

Ryan Belmore is the editor of What’sUpNewp.
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