Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Alabama

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January 22, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Alabama

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

Researchers around the world have reported that Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, making breakthrough and repeat infections more likely. Early research suggests this strain may cause less severe illness than Delta and the original virus, however, health officials have warned an Omicron-driven surge could still increase hospitalization and death rates—especially in areas with less vaccinated populations.

The United States as of Jan. 21 reached 861,392 COVID-19-related deaths and 69.5 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 63.2% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 39.3% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in Alabama using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest vaccination rate as of Jan. 20, 2022. Due to inconsistencies in reporting, some counties do not have vaccination data available. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#50. Limestone County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.4% (36,975 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 237 (234 total deaths)
--- 30.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,909 (20,682 total cases)
--- 7.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#49. Tallapoosa County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.5% (15,137 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 515 (208 total deaths)
--- 50.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,000 (9,688 total cases)
--- 6.6% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#48. St. Clair County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.7% (33,785 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 414 (371 total deaths)
--- 21.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,276 (21,730 total cases)
--- 7.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#47. Butler County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.0% (7,381 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 530 (103 total deaths)
--- 55.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,208 (4,319 total cases)
--- 1.4% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#46. Russell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.3% (22,184 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 119 (69 total deaths)
--- 65.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,076 (8,738 total cases)
--- 33.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#45. Lee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.5% (63,385 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 166 (273 total deaths)
--- 51.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,019 (32,940 total cases)
--- 11.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#44. Geneva County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.0% (10,253 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 533 (140 total deaths)
--- 55.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,858 (5,217 total cases)
--- 11.8% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#43. Coosa County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.5% (4,216 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 450 (48 total deaths)
--- 31.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,733 (2,424 total cases)
--- 0.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#42. Etowah County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.8% (40,690 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 521 (533 total deaths)
--- 52.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,693 (24,230 total cases)
--- 5.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#41. Pike County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.1% (13,277 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 347 (115 total deaths)
--- 1.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,025 (6,300 total cases)
--- 15.5% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#40. Clay County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.6% (5,375 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 529 (70 total deaths)
--- 54.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,372 (3,358 total cases)
--- 12.6% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#39. Houston County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.6% (43,997 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 418 (443 total deaths)
--- 22.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,468 (21,672 total cases)
--- 9.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#38. Autauga County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.9% (23,395 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 292 (163 total deaths)
--- 14.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,970 (12,833 total cases)
--- 2.0% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#37. Morgan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.1% (50,390 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 365 (437 total deaths)
--- 6.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,623 (29,469 total cases)
--- 9.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#36. Tuscaloosa County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.1% (88,101 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 321 (672 total deaths)
--- 6.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,149 (46,371 total cases)
--- 1.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#35. Conecuh County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.2% (5,091 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 522 (63 total deaths)
--- 52.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,328 (2,453 total cases)
--- 9.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#34. Franklin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.2% (13,249 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 370 (116 total deaths)
--- 8.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,986 (7,836 total cases)
--- 10.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#33. Monroe County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.3% (8,775 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 318 (66 total deaths)
--- 7.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,188 (4,393 total cases)
--- 5.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#32. Lamar County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.5% (5,872 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.1% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 435 (60 total deaths)
--- 27.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,246 (2,933 total cases)
--- 5.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#31. Barbour County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.2% (10,673 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 336 (83 total deaths)
--- 1.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,444 (4,800 total cases)
--- 13.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#30. Dallas County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.3% (16,119 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 581 (216 total deaths)
--- 69.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,456 (6,865 total cases)
--- 18.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#29. Henry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.9% (7,546 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 389 (67 total deaths)
--- 13.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,261 (3,830 total cases)
--- 1.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#28. Marshall County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.0% (42,625 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 343 (332 total deaths)
--- 0.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,307 (22,555 total cases)
--- 3.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#27. Elmore County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.2% (35,890 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 372 (302 total deaths)
--- 8.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,958 (19,456 total cases)
--- 6.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#26. Washington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.5% (7,264 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 319 (52 total deaths)
--- 6.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,712 (3,055 total cases)
--- 16.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#25. Lauderdale County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.6% (41,402 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 353 (327 total deaths)
--- 3.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,247 (19,702 total cases)
--- 5.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#24. Coffee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.1% (23,615 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 384 (201 total deaths)
--- 12.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,904 (11,465 total cases)
--- 2.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#23. Calhoun County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.3% (51,415 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.4% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 474 (539 total deaths)
--- 38.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,824 (27,065 total cases)
--- 5.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#22. Macon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.7% (8,263 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 382 (69 total deaths)
--- 11.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,336 (3,313 total cases)
--- 18.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#21. Dale County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.8% (22,544 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 403 (198 total deaths)
--- 17.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,151 (10,892 total cases)
--- 1.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#20. Walker County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.8% (29,112 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 617 (392 total deaths)
--- 80.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,183 (14,726 total cases)
--- 2.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#19. Lawrence County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.9% (15,096 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.1% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 425 (140 total deaths)
--- 24.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,537 (6,103 total cases)
--- 17.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#18. Perry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.5% (4,152 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 448 (40 total deaths)
--- 31.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,623 (1,751 total cases)
--- 12.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#17. Colbert County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.5% (25,661 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 393 (217 total deaths)
--- 14.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,392 (12,922 total cases)
--- 3.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#16. Jackson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.3% (24,421 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 401 (207 total deaths)
--- 17.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,585 (12,176 total cases)
--- 4.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#15. Pickens County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.4% (9,455 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.1% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 462 (92 total deaths)
--- 35.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,540 (4,293 total cases)
--- 4.4% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#14. Mobile County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.6% (196,608 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 343 (1,418 total deaths)
--- 0.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,829 (98,462 total cases)
--- 5.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#13. Lowndes County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.8% (4,653 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 699 (68 total deaths)
--- 104.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,627 (2,298 total cases)
--- 4.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#12. Sumter County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.6% (6,044 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 338 (42 total deaths)
--- 1.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,984 (1,862 total cases)
--- 33.5% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#11. Greene County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.9% (3,968 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 579 (47 total deaths)
--- 69.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,640 (1,593 total cases)
--- 12.8% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#10. Baldwin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.9% (109,062 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 271 (605 total deaths)
--- 20.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,351 (47,662 total cases)
--- 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#9. Montgomery County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.3% (111,769 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.8% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (808 total deaths)
--- 4.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,810 (47,132 total cases)
--- 7.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#8. Clarke County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.4% (11,665 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.0% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 377 (89 total deaths)
--- 10.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,641 (6,057 total cases)
--- 13.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#7. Bullock County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.4% (5,087 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.1% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 455 (46 total deaths)
--- 33.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,186 (2,039 total cases)
--- 10.4% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#6. Wilcox County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.3% (5,318 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.9% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 366 (38 total deaths)
--- 7.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,713 (2,356 total cases)
--- 0.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#5. Marengo County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.6% (9,919 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.6% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 493 (93 total deaths)
--- 44.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,895 (4,130 total cases)
--- 2.8% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#4. Jefferson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.4% (364,937 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.3% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 309 (2,037 total deaths)
--- 9.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,957 (157,776 total cases)
--- 6.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#3. Madison County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.1% (220,350 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.9% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 211 (787 total deaths)
--- 38.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,305 (71,990 total cases)
--- 14.3% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#2. Hale County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.2% (8,669 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.1% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 642 (94 total deaths)
--- 87.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,520 (4,032 total cases)
--- 22.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
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#1. Choctaw County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.7% (8,015 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.3% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 246 (31 total deaths)
--- 28.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,041 (1,390 total cases)
--- 51.0% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama

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