Directive will remain in effect until 70% or more of county residents age 16 and older are fully vaccinated.
7 questions answered by a pediatric infectious disease expert
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
Republicans are the most vaccine resistant; nearly 3 in 10 say they don’t want one. The share is greater among rural, Republican men, 35% of whom don’t want to get a vaccine.
Right now, appointments are limited and individuals with the greatest challenges leaving their homes will be prioritized.
Those age 16 and 17 may need consent from a parent or guardian, unless they are legally emancipated.
The cases represent only about .01 percent of the fully vaccinated population.
This action is being taken after six recipients develop serious blood clots.
Susan Michie, UCL; Chris Bullen, University of Auckland; Jeffrey V Lazarus, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal); John N. Lavis, McMaster University; John Thwaites, Monash University; Liam Smith, Monash University; Salim Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Program of Research…