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L.A. County will attain herd immunity by July with present charge of Covid-19 vaccinations

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A nurse administers the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Kedren Group Well being Heart in Los Angeles in February. Apu Gomes/AFP through Getty Photos

On the present charge of Covid-19 vaccinations, Los Angeles County is anticipated to succeed in herd immunity to coronavirus by mid to late July, county well being officers mentioned in a briefing Monday.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, L.A. County’s public well being director, defined that no less than 400,000 residents should be vaccinated every week earlier than the county reaches this degree of group immunity.

The county nonetheless has about 1.5 million first doses to manage earlier than 80% of all residents are vaccinated, in response to Ferrer.

“The an increasing number of those who get vaccinated, the much less and fewer there’s group transmission,” Ferrer mentioned.

Whereas over eight million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered within the county, there are over three million eligible residents who haven’t but been vaccinated, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis mentioned.

The county is encouraging folks to get vaccinated and is now providing cell vaccination items to go on to the office for individuals who might have restricted availability or time.

In line with Ferrer, the speed of vaccinations continues to rise, however at a barely slower tempo now than earlier within the yr.

With over 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is essentially the most populous county within the nation. The county has reported a complete of 24,003 Covid-19 deaths and no less than 1,235,797 circumstances. 

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