By Jessie Wagoner
McPherson County residents are vaccinated for COVID-19 at a slightly higher rate than other Kansas residents.
According to the McPherson County COVID-19 Dashboard, 39.8 % of the McPherson County population has been fully vaccinated. The Kansas COVID-19 Dashboard reveals only 38.2 % of Kansas residents are fully vaccinated.
While McPherson County residents are vaccinated at a higher rate than their counterparts in the state, McPherson County is falling behind the national rate. As of press time, 152 million residents have been fully vaccinated, which totals 46.1 % of the population. Kansas is currently ranked 31st in the U.S. for its vaccination rates.
McPherson County is currently vaccinating all individuals who are 12 years old and above. Those interested in being vaccinated should contact their primary care providers. If they do not have a primary care physician, they should contact the McPherson County Health Department to schedule a vaccination time.
McPherson County has seen a total of 3,391 cases of COVID-19. Of those, 3,296 have met recovery guidelines. There have been 89 deaths in McPherson County related to COVID-19. There are currently eight active cases of COVID-19 in the county. There are no current hospitalizations, and all active cases are recovering at home.