Jefferson County Health Officials: Current Vaccination Levels Not Enough to Achieve Herd Immunity | WWTI

Jefferson County Health Officials: Current Vaccination Levels Not Enough to Achieve Herd Immunity |  WWTI

Herd immunity to COVID-19 unlikely in US, experts say According to Hagemann, while vaccinations continue to be administered in the county, current vaccination levels are “not enough to achieve herd immunity.”

“This is evidenced by the increase in transmission risk and infection rate,” stated Hagemann. The following COVID-19 data is the most current for Jefferson County:

‘It is important to remain vigilant:’ Jefferson County Public Health continuing to see spread of COVID-19 104,957 total tests6,683 positive results2.5% positive, 14-day average6,411 individuals recovered393 individuals in mandatory quarantine1 individuals in precautionary quarantine181 individuals in mandatory isolation5 hospitalizations0 nursing home cases1 assisted living cases85 COVID-19 related deaths

Jefferson County Public Health Service will also be starting community-based clinics throughout the county in the first week of May. In response, Jefferson County Officials are urging all residents ages 16 years or older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are currently being administered at Jefferson County Public Health, area pharmacies and the North Country Family Health Center.

Source Appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and testing can be completed on the Jefferson County Public Health website.

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