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  • Pima County hits 70 percent vaccination rate among adults

    Jul 08, 2021 | Read More News
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    Pima County reached a milestone July 8 as 70 percent of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

    The data comes from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention vaccination dashboard, which reports that 61.7 percent of those 18 and over have been fully vaccinated, meaning two vaccination eventweeks after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks after the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.

    "The science has become very clear – being vaccinated protects you from getting COVID," said Pima County Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen. "COVID is a serious illness. People can end up with significant disease and even death. For those who are still unvaccinated, I want to reassure them that the vaccines are safe and we encourage them to seek vaccination."

    “Breakthough” cases – COVID-19 infections happening after people are fully vaccinated -- are extremely rare. As of early this week, there have been only 401 breakthrough cases – and 16 hospitalizations – among the more than 535,000 fully vaccinated people in Pima County.

    Also from the CDC dashboard:
    • 92.9 percent of the Pima County population 65 and over have received at least one dose
    • 67.5 percent of 12 and over have received at least one dose
    • 58.4 percent of the overall population has received at least one dose (under 12 not yet eligible).
    Pima County is continuing its mobile vaccination efforts in order to reach traditionally underserved areas and census tracts with lower vaccination rates. For more information, go to pima.gov/covid19vaccine.