These are the 13 counties in New York State that have vaccination rates of less than 50 percent. These rates are for people who have completed the vaccine series and are considered fully vaccinated. The number of counties isn't too bad, considering there are 57 counties in NYS total. The percentage of New Yorkers statewide who are fully vaccinated is 64 percent. NYers who are aged 18 and older, who are fully vaccinated, is 76 percent. The rate of residents who have received at least one dose is 72 percent and 85 percent for those aged 18 and older.

Allegany County - 40% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 46,430
People with vaccine series completed - 18,504

Cattaraugus County - 45% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 76,840
People with vaccine series completed - 34,603

Chemung County - 47% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 84,254
People with vaccine series completed - 40,011

Delaware County - 49% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 44,527
People with vaccine series completed - 21,961

Fulton County - 46% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 53,591
People with vaccine series completed - 24,563

Herkimer County - 49% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 61,833
People with vaccine series completed - 30,442

Lewis County - 46% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 26,447
People with vaccine series completed - 12,050

Orleans County - 48% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 40,612
People with vaccine series completed - 19,639

Seneca County - 47% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 34,300
People with vaccine series completed - 16,111

Steuben County - 47% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 95,796
People with vaccine series completed - 44,605

Tioga County - 44% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 48,560
People with vaccine series completed - 21,464

Wyoming County - 48% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 40,085
People with vaccine series completed - 19,071

Yates County - 47% Fully Vaccinated
The total population in the county - 24,841
People with vaccine series completed - 11,799

With New Vaccine Milestone, Should New York State Lift Its Mandates Now?

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced on October 9, 2021, that 85 percent of the state's adult residents have received at least one vaccine dose.

Gov. Hochul said that this milestone is bringing the state closer to ending the pandemic,

As we reach this milestone of 85 percent of adult New Yorkers with at least one dose, we are one step closer to finally putting an end to this pandemic and getting our lives back to normal. While this is a momentous achievement, we still have communities lagging behind in vaccinations. The most important thing is getting vaccinated if you're in a high risk setting or immunocompromised. I urge all New Yorkers to get vaccinated to keep yourselves and those around you safe.

If you live in New York State and would like to get the vaccine, you can call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX or get more information here.

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