Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in South Carolina

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May 14, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in South Carolina

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 May 13 reached 999,298 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 82.3 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 66.4% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 46.3% of vaccinated people have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in South Carolina 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 May 12, 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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#46. Saluda County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.5% (6,243 fully vaccinated)
--- 46.6% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 381 (78 total deaths)
--- 9.8% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,382 (3,968 total cases)
--- 32.7% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#45. Cherokee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.4% (19,721 fully vaccinated)
--- 39.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 562 (322 total deaths)
--- 62.0% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,761 (14,761 total cases)
--- 10.5% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#44. Chesterfield County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.1% (16,938 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.0% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 418 (191 total deaths)
--- 20.5% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,928 (11,836 total cases)
--- 9.9% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#43. Jasper County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.9% (11,412 fully vaccinated)
--- 33.6% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 309 (93 total deaths)
--- 11.0% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,699 (5,924 total cases)
--- 31.6% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#42. Laurens County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.8% (26,155 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.0% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 437 (295 total deaths)
--- 25.9% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,658 (18,667 total cases)
--- 3.9% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#41. Abbeville County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.1% (9,842 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 281 (69 total deaths)
--- 19.0% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,133 (6,655 total cases)
--- 5.7% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#40. Anderson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.6% (82,271 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 493 (998 total deaths)
--- 42.1% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,646 (58,025 total cases)
--- 0.5% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#39. Calhoun County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.2% (5,999 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 419 (61 total deaths)
--- 20.7% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,233 (2,799 total cases)
--- 33.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#38. Union County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.9% (11,456 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.6% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 549 (150 total deaths)
--- 58.2% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,372 (7,750 total cases)
--- 1.4% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#37. Spartanburg County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.0% (140,791 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 484 (1,548 total deaths)
--- 39.5% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,819 (95,357 total cases)
--- 3.6% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#36. Marlboro County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.1% (11,524 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 402 (105 total deaths)
--- 15.9% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,171 (7,880 total cases)
--- 4.8% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#35. Dillon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.9% (13,685 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.4% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 472 (144 total deaths)
--- 36.0% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,920 (9,729 total cases)
--- 10.9% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#34. Oconee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.2% (35,959 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 431 (343 total deaths)
--- 24.2% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,609 (24,348 total cases)
--- 6.3% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#33. Chester County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.3% (14,934 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 475 (153 total deaths)
--- 36.9% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,429 (10,134 total cases)
--- 9.2% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#32. Aiken County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.3% (79,033 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 256 (437 total deaths)
--- 26.2% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,443 (41,767 total cases)
--- 15.1% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#31. Lancaster County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.6% (45,651 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.4% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 287 (281 total deaths)
--- 17.3% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,789 (25,276 total cases)
--- 10.4% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#30. Pickens County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.9% (59,466 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 498 (632 total deaths)
--- 43.5% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,341 (46,111 total cases)
--- 26.3% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#29. Lee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.3% (8,120 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.4% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 565 (95 total deaths)
--- 62.8% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,386 (4,272 total cases)
--- 11.8% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#28. Greenwood County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.3% (34,205 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.4% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 431 (305 total deaths)
--- 24.2% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,926 (22,607 total cases)
--- 10.9% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#27. Colleton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.7% (18,338 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.7% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 587 (221 total deaths)
--- 69.2% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,656 (8,913 total cases)
--- 17.8% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#26. Darlington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.0% (32,651 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.2% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 467 (311 total deaths)
--- 34.6% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,429 (18,939 total cases)
--- 1.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#25. Marion County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.1% (15,066 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.0% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 532 (163 total deaths)
--- 53.3% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,935 (8,564 total cases)
--- 2.9% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#24. Clarendon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.3% (16,648 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.7% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 471 (159 total deaths)
--- 35.7% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,007 (8,776 total cases)
--- 9.6% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#23. York County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.9% (140,141 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.6% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 241 (678 total deaths)
--- 30.5% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,854 (78,263 total cases)
--- 3.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#22. Bamberg County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.4% (7,236 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.0% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 533 (75 total deaths)
--- 53.6% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,499 (3,446 total cases)
--- 14.9% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#21. Berkeley County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.5% (119,541 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.1% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (450 total deaths)
--- 43.2% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,922 (52,240 total cases)
--- 20.4% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#20. Newberry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.7% (20,275 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.7% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 507 (195 total deaths)
--- 46.1% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,742 (13,355 total cases)
--- 20.7% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#19. Dorchester County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.7% (87,405 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.0% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 305 (496 total deaths)
--- 12.1% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,596 (56,325 total cases)
--- 20.2% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#18. Georgetown County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.7% (34,288 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.2% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (227 total deaths)
--- 4.3% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,459 (15,958 total cases)
--- 11.5% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#17. Florence County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.3% (76,478 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.2% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 456 (631 total deaths)
--- 31.4% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,270 (41,861 total cases)
--- 5.2% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#16. Greenville County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.7% (291,437 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.5% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 384 (2,008 total deaths)
--- 10.7% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,109 (173,338 total cases)
--- 15.0% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#15. Lexington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.9% (166,946 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.1% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 292 (872 total deaths)
--- 15.9% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,324 (96,569 total cases)
--- 12.3% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#14. Orangeburg County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.1% (48,370 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 487 (420 total deaths)
--- 40.3% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,183 (23,425 total cases)
--- 5.6% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#13. Barnwell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.5% (11,795 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.1% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 494 (103 total deaths)
--- 42.4% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,959 (5,834 total cases)
--- 2.9% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#12. Horry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.8% (201,193 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.5% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 327 (1,159 total deaths)
--- 5.8% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,546 (97,534 total cases)
--- 4.3% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#11. Sumter County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.3% (61,134 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.4% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 369 (394 total deaths)
--- 6.3% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,330 (28,100 total cases)
--- 8.5% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#10. Williamsburg County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.5% (17,450 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.7% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 481 (146 total deaths)
--- 38.6% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,178 (8,557 total cases)
--- 2.1% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#9. Allendale County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.9% (5,121 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.2% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 276 (24 total deaths)
--- 20.5% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,091 (2,093 total cases)
--- 16.3% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#8. McCormick County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.0% (5,586 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.3% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 423 (40 total deaths)
--- 21.9% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,713 (2,244 total cases)
--- 17.6% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#7. Kershaw County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.0% (39,288 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.3% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (261 total deaths)
--- 13.0% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,491 (21,623 total cases)
--- 12.9% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#6. Richland County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.6% (247,622 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.4% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 228 (947 total deaths)
--- 34.3% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,723 (123,578 total cases)
--- 3.3% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#5. Edgefield County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.3% (16,427 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.6% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 260 (71 total deaths)
--- 25.1% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,868 (6,779 total cases)
--- 13.6% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#4. Hampton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.3% (12,356 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.6% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 447 (86 total deaths)
--- 28.8% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,137 (5,024 total cases)
--- 9.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#3. Fairfield County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.8% (14,487 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.5% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 479 (107 total deaths)
--- 38.0% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,881 (6,007 total cases)
--- 6.6% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#2. Charleston County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.9% (270,935 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.4% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 230 (945 total deaths)
--- 33.7% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,524 (113,234 total cases)
--- 4.4% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#1. Beaufort County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.0% (126,776 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.6% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 198 (380 total deaths)
--- 42.9% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,657 (43,530 total cases)
--- 21.3% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina

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