NYT: 19% of Delaware County Residents Now Vaccinated, Above the State Average of Fully Vaccinated


Delaware County remains ahead of the Pennsylvania average in its share of fully vaccinated residents, according to The New York Times.

The data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that as of April 5, Delaware County had fully vaccinated 19 percent of its entire population. This is slightly above the state average of 18.9 percent and in line with the national average of 19 percent.

Delaware County is also ahead of neighboring Chester County which is currently at 18 percent.

In the adults 18 or older category, 24 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated. That is higher than the national average of 23.2 percent. It is also above Chester County’s 23 percent.

The only category in which Delaware County lags behind is for residents age 65 and older, where the county has fully vaccinated 44 percent of people compared to the nation’s 54.9 percent. Chester County is also ahead with an average of 46 percent of residents vaccinated.

Read more about the vaccine rollout in The New York Times.