Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Massachusetts

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October 17, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Massachusetts

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.

The United States as of Oct. 28 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 97.4 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 68.4% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 7.3% of people have received the most recent bivalent booster dose.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in Massachusetts 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 Oct. 27, 2022. Due to inconsistencies in reporting, some counties do not have vaccination data available. Case count data based on Oct. 13 numbers reported by the Department of Health and Human Services. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#11. Berkshire County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.2% (77,689 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.5% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 338 (422 total deaths)
--- 5.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,221 (32,762 total cases)
--- 13.4% less cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#10. Hampden County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.7% (320,428 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.2% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 419 (1,953 total deaths)
--- 30.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,462 (160,719 total cases)
--- 13.8% more cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#9. Bristol County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.9% (389,697 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.6% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 408 (2,305 total deaths)
--- 27.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,574 (172,807 total cases)
--- 1.0% more cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#8. Hampshire County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.4% (113,298 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.3% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 246 (395 total deaths)
--- 23.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,170 (37,265 total cases)
--- 23.5% less cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#7. Franklin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.1% (50,600 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.4% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 242 (170 total deaths)
--- 24.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,625 (13,773 total cases)
--- 35.2% less cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#6. Worcester County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.2% (607,801 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.4% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 339 (2,814 total deaths)
--- 5.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,404 (227,627 total cases)
--- 9.5% less cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#5. Plymouth County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.9% (385,368 fully vaccinated)
--- 33.6% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 344 (1,793 total deaths)
--- 7.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,002 (135,523 total cases)
--- 14.1% less cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#4. Suffolk County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 76.4% (613,983 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.2% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 260 (2,094 total deaths)
--- 18.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,796 (255,613 total cases)
--- 5.0% more cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#3. Essex County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 77.3% (609,934 fully vaccinated)
--- 39.8% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 373 (2,945 total deaths)
--- 16.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,733 (242,495 total cases)
--- 1.5% more cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#2. Norfolk County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 82.8% (585,478 fully vaccinated)
--- 49.7% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 294 (2,081 total deaths)
--- 8.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,197 (163,951 total cases)
--- 23.4% less cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts
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#1. Middlesex County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 83.4% (1,344,700 fully vaccinated)
--- 50.8% higher vaccination rate than Massachusetts
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 270 (4,358 total deaths)
--- 15.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Massachusetts
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,582 (412,305 total cases)
--- 15.5% less cases per 100k residents than Massachusetts

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