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Last month, we told you the San Angelo metro area had the highest COVID-19 growth rate in the state of Texas. On Monday, KXAN-TV reported 40.96% of the population in Tom Green County is now fully vaccinated against COVD-19.

Using data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, KXAN reports that of the 120,003 residents in Tom Green County, there are 49,156 fully vaccinated. 55,236 have received at least one dose with 105,387 total doses administered.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for a person to be fully vaccinated. People who have taken one dose are considered partially vaccinated. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose, so people who take that vaccine are automatically considered fully vaccinated.

With Tom Green at nearly 41% of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19, here are the percentages for the counties surrounding Tom Green County:

  • Runnels County - 41.1%
  • Coke County - 34%
  • Sterling County - 31.27%
  • Irion County - 37.87%
  • Schleicher County - 47.41%
  • Menard County - 49.9%
  • Concho County - 34.67%

Tom Green and its surrounding counties still lag behind the statewide COVID-19 vaccination rate which stands at 51.28% as of October 4th according to the story. Experts estimate a vaccination rate of 70% is needed for herd immunity.

Across the state of Texas, the number of COVID-19 cases has been trending downward. The 7-day average of confirmed cases in the state was at 15,357 on September 14th. As of October 4th, the average is down to 6786.71.

So, we want to know your opinion on the COVID-19 vaccination rates here in the Concho Valley and across the state of Texas. Are you disappointed the rates here are behind the state-wide rate? Tell us what you think on Facebook or on our station app.

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