Tucson, Arizona 2021-05-15 01:26:59 –
Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — Many Arizona citizens want to know when herd immunity is achieved in the state.
“I know people who are vaccinated, so I’m starting to see some leveling off, and I hope the trend to increase vaccines continues,” said Dr. Kara Christ.
Dr. Christ said that 70 to 80 percent of Arizona people need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity. On Friday, 43 percent of Arizonas make up at least one shot.
She believes that Coconino County or Pima County could be the first to end in a herd immunity race.
In Pima County, data show that 40 percent of the counties are vaccinated.
“Pima County did a great job of getting mobile vaccinated. You can go to the pharmacy. There is a state site, there is a county site. There are many places to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Christ. Told.
One small community in Pima County has already far exceeded the percentage needed to reach its goals.
According to the US Census Bureau, Green Valley is a town of 20,902. data It shows that 18,602 people are vaccinated. That’s about 89 percent of the city.
“If 89% of the community is fully vaccinated, it’s really a community and vaccinated to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so we get pretty good community coverage,” Dr. Christ said. Stated.
Just because that pocket in Pima County is well vaccinated does not mean that its inhabitants are completely off-hook.
“We tend to be more mobile and go elsewhere because you really don’t just stay within that community. You shouldn’t rely solely on the community. The immunization rate of the community is what the state is. You’ll want to find out. Currently, we’re about 43%, “says Dr. Christ.
Dr. Christ added that vaccination of children between the ages of 12 and 15 is especially important now that they are qualified.
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