80% of county residents receive at least one Covid vaccine
By the staff of the Daily Post
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced today (June 21) that 80% of county residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine.
In addition, 71% have completed their vaccination.
Whether we have achieved collective immunity is an open question. At the beginning, the threshold of immunity of the target herd was estimated at about 60 to 70% of the population. But the increase in variants has led experts to raise the goal of collective immunity or to admit that it will not be achieved.
“We have stopped using collective immunity in the classic sense of the word,” Dr Anthony Fauci, the Biden administration’s senior adviser on Covid-19, told The New York Times. “I say, Forget it for a second. You vaccinate enough people, the infections will decrease. “
The local effort therefore consists in having the remaining people vaccinated.
“We are delighted that 80% of eligible people in the county have received at least their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine,” said Dr Marty Fenstersheib, the county’s Covid-19 vaccine manager. “We continue to make critical outreach efforts in the communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic and that have encountered obstacles in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. The county delivers vaccines to the communities where people live. “
Sweepstakes are available for anyone getting vaccinated or for friends with proof of vaccination to get someone to get vaccinated, at the following county-run sites: Mountain View Community Center, Overfelt High School, County Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Valley Specialty Center, Levi’s Stadium (until Thursday) or Gilroy High School.