County residents choosing not to be vaccinated
By Neal A. Shipman
As the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more and more available across North Dakota, McKenzie County healthcare providers are concerned with the low number of county residents who are getting vaccinated.
As of Wednesday, March 31, only 14 percent of McKenzie County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccination, which earns the county the dubious distinction of having the second lowest vaccination rate of the state’s 52 counties. The only county with a lower vaccination rate is Williams County, which according to the North Department of Health (NDDoH) COVID dashboard, had a 13.4 percent vaccination rate.
Nineteen of North Dakota’s counties were reporting a vaccination rate above 30 percent with Rolette County leading the state with 48 percent.