By Heather Hodge and Rob Wells
Several large counties in Arkansas are leading the pace in fully vaccinating their residents from COVID-19, according to new data from the Arkansas Department of Health.
Pulaksi County, home to Little Rock, led the state with 7.6% of its population aged 16 and older fully vaccinated, meaning these people received both first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to ADH data released Friday. Craighead, home to Jonesboro, was second, with 7.1% of this population with both shots, followed by Saline, 7.0% and Garland, 6.6%. See our interactive map, check your county here.
The ADH on Friday released county-level data about the number and per-capita rate of first and second-dose vaccinations. The report shows 327,366 Arkansans received the first dose, or about 14 percent of the population aged 16 and older, and 124,696 received a second dose, or about 5% of this population, as of Feb. 12.
Lowest five counties percent of dose one delivered: Miller, 3.4%, Hempstead, 5.0%, Madison, 7.1%, Crittenden, 7.2%, Marion, 7.6%.