“You take care of physically very vulnerable people and you need to protect them. I’m always surprised that there’s a contingent in health care that don’t want to get vaccinated.”
In King County, 70% of residents age 16 and older are fully vaccinated.
Hospitalization rate for unvaccinated people ages 45-64 was about 21 times higher than the rate for fully vaccinated people of the same age.
Program will target vulnerable communities where vaccine rates are low.
Injecting the vaccine into muscle tissue keeps the vaccine localized, allowing immune cells to sound the alarm.
The difficulty lies in HI itself. In particular, its remarkable strain diversity and the immune evasion strategies.
Directive will remain in effect until 70% or more of county residents age 16 and older are fully vaccinated.
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All counties to move to Phase 3 of state’s reopening plan on May 18.
Daily covid vaccination rates are falling nationwide. Gaps in vaccine uptake are starting to show, especially in rural America. That leaves many communities grappling with an imperfect pandemic endgame.
There are some signs that cases may be starting to flatten, but disease activity remains high
Their mission is to close the gap between the vaccination rates of the nation’s most vulnerable people and the rest of the population.
How did we get here? Even with millions getting vaccinated?
IF we’re all vaccinated, we’ll be largely safe from the worst ravages of the infection even if it does break out.
WHAT THAT MEANS FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR WAY FORWARD