The four county area of Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess and DeKalb Counties is lagging behind the state average when it comes to starting and completing the COVID-19 vaccination process.
According to information from the Missouri Department of Heath and Senior Services nearly two-and a-half-million Missourians, or 40.6-percent of the population, have at least started the vaccination process. Just over two million Missourians, or 33.6-percent, have completed the process.
Statewide the numbers are even higher for those 18 and older. Among the adult population 51-percent of Missourians have begun the vaccination process with nearly 43-percent finished with the process.
Locally the numbers are not as high. Clinton County has the highest vaccination rate with 30.5-percent of the population having started the vaccination process and 24.3-percent fully vaccinated. Caldwell County shows 25.9-percent of citizens having started vaccination with 19.1-percent finished with the process.
Daviess County has 21.4-percent having started the vaccination process but only 19.1-percent fully vaccinated. DeKalb County has the lowest vaccination rate of the four county area with just 198.6-percent of citizens starting the vaccination with only 17.6-percent fully vaccinated.
View the statewide and county by county numbers here.