Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Tennessee

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

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 Tennessee 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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#50. Monroe County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.3% (20,616 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.7% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 554 (258 total deaths)
--- 34.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,414 (16,949 total cases)
--- 5.5% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#49. Houston County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.4% (3,642 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.5% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 768 (63 total deaths)
--- 86.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,605 (2,920 total cases)
--- 3.2% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#48. Bedford County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.5% (22,101 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.4% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 491 (244 total deaths)
--- 19.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,301 (17,052 total cases)
--- 0.6% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#47. Campbell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.0% (17,935 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.6% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 452 (180 total deaths)
--- 10.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,868 (14,689 total cases)
--- 6.8% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#46. Roane County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.3% (24,167 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.1% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 478 (255 total deaths)
--- 16.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,216 (18,265 total cases)
--- 0.9% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#45. Stewart County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (6,237 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.8% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 467 (64 total deaths)
--- 13.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,336 (3,612 total cases)
--- 23.7% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#44. Benton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (7,357 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.8% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 625 (101 total deaths)
--- 52.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,488 (5,250 total cases)
--- 5.9% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#43. Hawkins County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (25,859 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.8% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 608 (345 total deaths)
--- 47.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,970 (19,858 total cases)
--- 1.3% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#42. Pickett County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.0% (2,320 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.0% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 753 (38 total deaths)
--- 83.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 40,590 (2,049 total cases)
--- 17.6% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#41. Gibson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.7% (22,968 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.9% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 570 (280 total deaths)
--- 38.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 41,308 (20,296 total cases)
--- 19.7% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#40. Marion County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.2% (13,654 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.1% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 477 (138 total deaths)
--- 16.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,839 (10,360 total cases)
--- 3.8% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#39. Greene County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.2% (32,626 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.1% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 578 (399 total deaths)
--- 40.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,368 (25,810 total cases)
--- 8.3% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#38. Coffee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.4% (26,789 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.8% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 502 (284 total deaths)
--- 22.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,784 (19,660 total cases)
--- 0.8% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#37. Claiborne County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.6% (15,198 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.4% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 629 (201 total deaths)
--- 53.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,642 (10,432 total cases)
--- 5.4% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#36. Hardeman County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.2% (12,068 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.5% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 515 (129 total deaths)
--- 25.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,369 (8,860 total cases)
--- 2.5% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#35. Cumberland County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.2% (29,168 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.5% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 560 (339 total deaths)
--- 36.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,689 (18,573 total cases)
--- 11.1% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#34. McNairy County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.8% (12,533 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.5% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 537 (138 total deaths)
--- 30.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,817 (8,946 total cases)
--- 0.9% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#33. Henry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.9% (15,803 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.4% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 532 (172 total deaths)
--- 29.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,219 (9,451 total cases)
--- 15.3% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#32. Crockett County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.7% (7,079 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.1% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 625 (89 total deaths)
--- 52.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 41,933 (5,967 total cases)
--- 21.5% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#31. Sumner County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.7% (95,058 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.1% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 405 (774 total deaths)
--- 1.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,113 (61,427 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#30. Dickson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.9% (26,926 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.8% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 480 (259 total deaths)
--- 16.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,413 (18,565 total cases)
--- 0.3% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#29. Grainger County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.1% (11,684 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.5% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 493 (115 total deaths)
--- 20.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,306 (7,767 total cases)
--- 3.5% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#28. Carroll County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.1% (13,906 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.5% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 594 (165 total deaths)
--- 44.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 38,380 (10,657 total cases)
--- 11.2% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#27. Cocke County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.3% (18,484 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.6% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 664 (239 total deaths)
--- 61.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 38,096 (13,716 total cases)
--- 10.4% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#26. Jefferson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.3% (27,952 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.6% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 545 (297 total deaths)
--- 32.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,755 (18,395 total cases)
--- 2.2% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#25. Sevier County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.5% (50,559 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.3% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 445 (437 total deaths)
--- 8.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,305 (34,687 total cases)
--- 2.3% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#24. Putnam County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.2% (41,856 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.1% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 394 (316 total deaths)
--- 4.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,206 (28,251 total cases)
--- 2.0% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#23. Morgan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.7% (11,282 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.3% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 435 (93 total deaths)
--- 5.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,047 (7,287 total cases)
--- 1.4% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#22. Robertson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.6% (38,527 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.9% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 451 (324 total deaths)
--- 9.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,086 (24,478 total cases)
--- 1.2% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#21. Blount County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.6% (71,308 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.9% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 365 (486 total deaths)
--- 11.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,521 (45,943 total cases)
--- 0.0% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#20. Haywood County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.1% (9,353 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.1% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 613 (106 total deaths)
--- 49.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 42,545 (7,362 total cases)
--- 23.3% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#19. Wilson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.9% (79,350 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.9% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (517 total deaths)
--- 13.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,339 (48,227 total cases)
--- 3.4% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#18. Unicoi County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.3% (9,897 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.2% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 570 (102 total deaths)
--- 38.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,016 (6,262 total cases)
--- 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#17. Madison County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.7% (54,598 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.6% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 481 (471 total deaths)
--- 17.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,666 (35,927 total cases)
--- 6.2% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#16. Rutherford County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.8% (185,574 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.4% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 286 (951 total deaths)
--- 30.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,300 (110,651 total cases)
--- 3.5% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#15. Anderson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.2% (43,998 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.2% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 482 (371 total deaths)
--- 17.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,959 (26,141 total cases)
--- 1.6% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#14. Shelby County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.4% (537,774 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.9% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 375 (3,515 total deaths)
--- 8.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,405 (275,570 total cases)
--- 14.8% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#13. Sullivan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.0% (91,769 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.9% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 489 (774 total deaths)
--- 19.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,749 (55,025 total cases)
--- 0.7% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#12. Hamilton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.1% (213,592 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.8% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 334 (1,228 total deaths)
--- 18.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,468 (115,742 total cases)
--- 8.8% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#11. Fayette County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.6% (24,119 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.0% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 479 (197 total deaths)
--- 16.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,989 (13,158 total cases)
--- 7.3% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#10. Van Buren County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.5% (3,492 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.6% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 817 (48 total deaths)
--- 98.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,916 (2,109 total cases)
--- 4.1% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#9. Cheatham County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.5% (24,622 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.0% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 332 (135 total deaths)
--- 19.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,428 (12,374 total cases)
--- 11.8% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#8. Washington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.4% (79,451 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.5% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 406 (525 total deaths)
--- 1.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,376 (45,768 total cases)
--- 2.5% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#7. Montgomery County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.6% (128,808 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.2% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 294 (615 total deaths)
--- 28.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,433 (59,424 total cases)
--- 17.6% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#6. Knox County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.6% (289,740 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.2% lower vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 325 (1,527 total deaths)
--- 20.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,873 (149,903 total cases)
--- 7.7% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#5. Loudon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.3% (35,289 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.7% higher vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 390 (211 total deaths)
--- 5.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,930 (17,264 total cases)
--- 7.5% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#4. Maury County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.0% (63,602 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.8% higher vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 382 (368 total deaths)
--- 7.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,501 (33,254 total cases)
--- 0.0% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#3. Davidson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.3% (467,501 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.8% higher vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 256 (1,780 total deaths)
--- 37.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,209 (223,580 total cases)
--- 6.7% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#2. Williamson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.9% (161,959 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.8% higher vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 180 (429 total deaths)
--- 56.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,121 (71,812 total cases)
--- 12.7% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee
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#1. Meigs County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.5% (8,637 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.3% higher vaccination rate than Tennessee
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 499 (62 total deaths)
--- 21.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,710 (3,939 total cases)
--- 8.1% less cases per 100k residents than Tennessee

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