In another update from The Daily Yonder, the vaccination rate for rural America has declined again, for the second week in a row. As of Oct. 7, 42.6% of the rural population is vaccinated against COVID-19, with the gap between metro and rural vaccination rates remaining at 12%.

From the Yonder report: “The pace of newly completed vaccinations in rural counties dropped by nearly half in the past three weeks.

Rural (nonmetro) counties completed new Covid-19 vaccinations for about 240,000 people the first week of October. Three weeks ago, nearly 450,000 rural Americans were newly vaccinated.

Metropolitan counties also saw a similar percentage decline in the number of new vaccinations.”

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