Davis County’s COVID vaccination rate was reported at 28.8% Monday, one tenth of a percent above the rate reported last week but still the lowest percentage of any county in the state of Iowa.

Even though Mylo Wells of Wells Hometown Drug says he has seen an increased demand for the vaccine in the past week, he is still concerned about Davis County’s potential vulnerability to the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID, which is running rampant in Missouri. The vulnerability for Davis Countians is high because of the large number of unvaccinated individuals in the county.

“This will be a problem if we don’t act now,” he warns.

Wells said he once again has Pfizer vaccine in stock and urges parents to have their children 12 and over vaccinated before the start of the school year. There is no charge for the vaccine.

The vaccination percentage map on the coronavirus.iowa.gov website shows many highly-populated counties in the state have a vaccination rate above 50%. The majority of counties have a vaccination rate in the 40-50% range. A number of southeast Iowa counties are in the 30-40% range.

Davis County comes in at the “bottom of the heap” with its 28.8% vaccination rate.