County makes slow progress as COVID cases rise

More than half of all Allen Countians remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, even as shots become available for children. The county ranks 78th out of 105 counties in terms of vaccination rates.

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November 30, 2021 - 10:12 AM

Olive Krug of Topeka, age 10, gets her COVID vaccine shot. The Pfizer vaccine is available for children ages 5 and older. Photo by Louise Krug

Allen County’s COVID ranking — based on vaccination rates, cases numbers and tests —  is improving slowly, as shots become available for children, cases rise and a new variant is causing concern across the world.

The county has improved to 78th out of 105 counties, up from a ranking of 80th a few weeks ago, and 90th before that.

More than half of the county, though, remains unvaccinated. 

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