Lafayette County fully vaccinates half of its’ population

Published 10:00 am Monday, October 11, 2021

According to a data report from the Mississippi State Department of Health, 50% of Lafayette County’s population is fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

From October 8 to October 10, the MSDH reported 1,041 more cases of COVID-19, 22 deaths, and 55 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. The state has a total of 495,312 cases and 9,833 deaths, and 1,334,621 persons have been fully vaccinated, which is 45% of the state’s population.

From Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, Lafayette County has gained 23 cases of COVID-19. There have been no reports of deaths or LTC facility outbreaks. The county has a total of 8,413 COVID-19 cases, 137 deaths, 199 LTC facility outbreaks and 56 LTC facility deaths.

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Less than half of Mississippi’s population are fully vaccinated putting it lower than the United States’ vaccination rate of 56% by 11 points. Overall, Mississippi has administered 76,222 booster doses to people with immunocompromised conditions.

While Lafayette County has administered 56,964 of COVID-19 vaccines and given 28,915 people at least one dose, only 26,793 people, or 50%, are fully vaccinated.

For more information on the Mississippi State Department of Health’s research and data on COVID-19, visit