Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, Douglas County sits at 470.1 per 1,000 people vaccinated. These are people with at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Johnson County is 331.2 per 1,000. Wyandotte County is half of Douglas with 233.2 per 1,000.
The Douglas County Health Department said the reason their rate is so high is due to the willingness to get the vaccine, nothing to do with the amount of doses they are getting.
Douglas County is home to the University of Kansas. The county department said college students is one group that is not very willing to get the vaccine.