ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The latest federal figures show nearly two-thirds of New York residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
About 12.7 million of New York’s 20 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to data released Saturday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Vaccination rates are highest in the southern and eastern parts of New York state: more than three-quarters of residents in Hamilton County in the Adirondacks are fully vaccinated.
But vaccination rates are lowest in western and central counties: just 38% are fully vaccinated in Allegany County. Near the Mohawk Valley, the lowest rates are in Lewis County with 45% and Fulton County with 46%.
According to the Oneida County COVID-19 Dashboard, 63% of those 12 and older in the county are fully vaccinated.
State data shows the rate of full vaccination in Herkimer County is 49% and is 56% in Otsego County.