|West Virginia joins another "worst" list in the USA, among three that studies have released this week.|
Gov. Jim Justice blamed the CDC for the larger numbers the state has been releasing, essentially confirming the a Mayo Clinic study say WV is the worst in vaccinations in the nation/
Through this most recent COVID-19 surge the states in the country with the largest populations of unvaccinated people have suffered, unfortunately WV is one of them.
Data from the Mayo Clinic is showing that West Virginia currently ranks dead last in the rate of fully vaccinated people, sitting at just 40.2%.
Compare that to rest of the country, which has about a 55% rate according to usafacts.org. The state also ranks in the bottom three when you factor in those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
As of the latest census data, the state population is roughly 1.8 million. Our 40.2% vaccination rate means that we still have over a million unvaccinated West Virginians. this comes as the states hospitals are being overrun with COVID-19 patients, over 80% of which are unvaccinated.