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Why is Salt Lake County releasing COVID-19 vaccination rates by zodiac signs?

‘What we’re really doing is finding new and different ways to keep our community talking about vaccination,’ the department said

Astrologer Wendy Stacey poses with star charts.
Astrologer Wendy Stacey poses with star charts she drew up for Kate Middleton and Prince William at her home in Beaconfield, England, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011.
Sang Tan, Associated Press

The Salt Lake County Health Department keeps a lot of data on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 vaccine — including vaccination rates by zodiac signs.

For the uninitiated, zodiac signs are associated with horoscopes and astrology. It’s based on where the planet was on its rotation around the sun when you were born.

The Salt Lake County Health Department decided to look at data to see which zodiac signs were most active in getting their COVID-19 vaccination shots.

  • “What we’re really doing is finding new and different ways to keep our community talking about vaccination when there is significant message fatigue around the topic,” the Salt Lake County Health Department said.

Many believe astrological signs can tell you a lot about someone. We know Leos are big fans of, well, themselves. But it turns out they like the COVID-19 vaccine, too. Per the health department, Leos have a 70% full vaccination rate.

Here’s a breakdown of the signs:

  • Leo — 70%
  • Aquarius — 67%
  • Aries — 59%
  • Sagittarius — 59%
  • Cancer — 58%
  • Taurus — 56%
  • Gemini — 55%
  • Libra — 54%
  • Pisces — 51%
  • Capricorn — 51%
  • Virgo — 50%
  • Scorpio — 46%