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

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August 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 Sep. 30 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 96.3 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 67.9% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 48.8% 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 Sep. 22, 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: 31.1% (6,374 fully vaccinated)
--- 42.7% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 386 (79 total deaths)
--- 8.4% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,252 (4,351 total cases)
--- 35.8% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#45. Cherokee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.1% (20,101 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.4% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 565 (324 total deaths)
--- 58.7% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,806 (17,079 total cases)
--- 9.9% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#44. Chesterfield County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.1% (17,385 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 438 (200 total deaths)
--- 23.0% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,212 (13,792 total cases)
--- 8.7% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#43. Jasper County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.1% (11,769 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.0% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 316 (95 total deaths)
--- 11.2% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,472 (6,758 total cases)
--- 32.1% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#42. Laurens County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.5% (26,649 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.3% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 447 (302 total deaths)
--- 25.6% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,580 (21,314 total cases)
--- 4.5% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#41. Abbeville County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.2% (10,100 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.1% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 281 (69 total deaths)
--- 21.1% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,551 (7,248 total cases)
--- 10.7% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#40. Anderson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.4% (83,762 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 507 (1,026 total deaths)
--- 42.4% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,105 (65,031 total cases)
--- 3.0% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#39. Calhoun County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.2% (6,146 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.3% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 419 (61 total deaths)
--- 17.7% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,758 (3,312 total cases)
--- 31.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#38. Union County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.9% (11,707 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.0% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 567 (155 total deaths)
--- 59.3% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,549 (8,891 total cases)
--- 1.6% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#37. Spartanburg County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.8% (143,344 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.5% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 491 (1,570 total deaths)
--- 37.9% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,845 (108,230 total cases)
--- 2.3% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#36. Marlboro County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.7% (11,943 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 417 (109 total deaths)
--- 17.1% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,194 (9,192 total cases)
--- 6.4% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#35. Dillon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.9% (13,999 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.5% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 482 (147 total deaths)
--- 35.4% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,720 (10,887 total cases)
--- 8.0% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#34. Oconee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.0% (36,604 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.3% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 443 (352 total deaths)
--- 24.4% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,281 (27,269 total cases)
--- 3.6% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#33. Chester County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.3% (15,242 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 484 (156 total deaths)
--- 36.0% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,032 (11,618 total cases)
--- 8.9% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#32. Pickens County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.6% (60,429 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.3% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 508 (644 total deaths)
--- 42.7% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 40,092 (50,870 total cases)
--- 21.2% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#31. Aiken County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.7% (81,458 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.2% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 260 (444 total deaths)
--- 27.0% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,188 (48,166 total cases)
--- 14.8% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#30. Lancaster County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.5% (47,546 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.7% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (287 total deaths)
--- 17.7% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,696 (29,106 total cases)
--- 10.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#29. Greenwood County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.0% (34,712 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.8% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 442 (313 total deaths)
--- 24.2% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,535 (25,163 total cases)
--- 7.4% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#28. Lee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.1% (8,269 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.6% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 576 (97 total deaths)
--- 61.8% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,292 (4,761 total cases)
--- 14.5% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#27. Colleton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.8% (18,755 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.3% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 589 (222 total deaths)
--- 65.4% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,985 (10,544 total cases)
--- 15.4% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#26. Marion County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.0% (15,314 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 545 (167 total deaths)
--- 53.1% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,502 (9,964 total cases)
--- 1.8% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#25. Darlington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.0% (33,311 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 492 (328 total deaths)
--- 38.2% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,696 (21,115 total cases)
--- 4.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#24. Clarendon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.3% (16,977 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.4% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 486 (164 total deaths)
--- 36.5% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,046 (10,139 total cases)
--- 9.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#23. York County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.6% (144,894 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.0% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 249 (700 total deaths)
--- 30.1% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,714 (89,110 total cases)
--- 4.1% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#22. Bamberg County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.3% (7,353 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.7% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 540 (76 total deaths)
--- 51.7% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,736 (4,042 total cases)
--- 13.1% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#21. Newberry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.8% (20,687 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 525 (202 total deaths)
--- 47.5% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 39,514 (15,189 total cases)
--- 19.4% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#20. Berkeley County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.8% (122,564 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.9% lower vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 200 (456 total deaths)
--- 43.8% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,173 (61,930 total cases)
--- 17.9% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#19. Dorchester County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.8% (89,271 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.9% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (511 total deaths)
--- 11.8% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 40,409 (65,789 total cases)
--- 22.1% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#18. Georgetown County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.7% (34,939 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.6% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 377 (236 total deaths)
--- 5.9% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,363 (18,405 total cases)
--- 11.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#17. Florence County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.3% (77,880 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.7% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 474 (656 total deaths)
--- 33.1% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,476 (47,678 total cases)
--- 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#16. Greenville County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.8% (297,472 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.6% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 391 (2,045 total deaths)
--- 9.8% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,015 (193,789 total cases)
--- 11.9% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#15. Lexington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.0% (170,360 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.0% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 302 (903 total deaths)
--- 15.2% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,967 (113,425 total cases)
--- 14.8% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#14. Orangeburg County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.3% (49,399 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.5% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 494 (426 total deaths)
--- 38.8% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,973 (27,553 total cases)
--- 3.4% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#13. Barnwell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.5% (12,005 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.9% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 494 (103 total deaths)
--- 38.8% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,921 (6,452 total cases)
--- 6.5% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#12. Horry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.0% (205,304 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.8% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 342 (1,212 total deaths)
--- 3.9% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,953 (113,140 total cases)
--- 3.4% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#11. Sumter County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.2% (62,153 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.2% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 385 (411 total deaths)
--- 8.1% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,690 (32,753 total cases)
--- 7.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#10. Williamsburg County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.4% (17,747 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.6% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 484 (147 total deaths)
--- 36.0% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,800 (9,657 total cases)
--- 3.9% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#9. Kershaw County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.2% (40,065 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.9% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 401 (267 total deaths)
--- 12.6% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 38,099 (25,355 total cases)
--- 15.2% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#8. Allendale County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.3% (5,239 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.0% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 276 (24 total deaths)
--- 22.5% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,934 (2,340 total cases)
--- 18.6% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#7. McCormick County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.4% (5,718 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.2% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 423 (40 total deaths)
--- 18.8% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,799 (2,536 total cases)
--- 19.0% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#6. Richland County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.9% (257,247 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.0% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 233 (970 total deaths)
--- 34.6% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,718 (148,500 total cases)
--- 8.0% more cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#5. Edgefield County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.2% (16,950 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.5% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 264 (72 total deaths)
--- 25.8% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,324 (7,721 total cases)
--- 14.4% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#4. Hampton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.4% (12,566 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.4% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 447 (86 total deaths)
--- 25.6% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,414 (5,654 total cases)
--- 11.1% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#3. Fairfield County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.2% (14,793 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.9% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 492 (110 total deaths)
--- 38.2% more deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,244 (6,982 total cases)
--- 5.6% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#2. Charleston County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.4% (277,098 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.1% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 237 (976 total deaths)
--- 33.4% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,733 (130,553 total cases)
--- 4.1% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina
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#1. Beaufort County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.1% (132,848 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.3% higher vaccination rate than South Carolina
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 204 (391 total deaths)
--- 42.7% less deaths per 100k residents than South Carolina
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,070 (50,086 total cases)
--- 21.2% less cases per 100k residents than South Carolina

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