The Latest: CDC: Rural counties lag in vaccination rates
May 19, 2021
ATLANTA — A U.S. government report finds rural counties are behind urban counties in their COVID-19 vaccination efforts, a gap that could slow the fight against the coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that 39% of adults in rural counties had received at least one shot compared to 46% in urban counties as of April 10. The rural lag holds up in women, men and both younger and older adults.
Polling suggests rural Americans are more likely than others to say they'll avoid vaccination. The CDC report says rural Americans may have more trouble traveling...