Vaccination rates continue to climb in McPherson County

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By Jessie Wagoner

 

The number of people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in McPherson County continues to rise. Currently, 40.7% of McPherson County’s population has been fully vaccinated. 

“As of July 7, 2021, according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker, 40.7% of McPherson County’s population has been fully vaccinated,” Shalei Shea, director of the McPherson County Health Department, said. “ 47.7% of the population 12 years old and above are vaccinated, 51.3% of the population 18 years old and above are vaccinated, and 80.5% of the population 65 years old and above are vaccinated.” 

Ultimately, the goal is to have 70% or more of the population fully vaccinated. Vaccinations are available by contacting your primary care physician or the McPherson County Health Department for an appointment. 

“16,687 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to McPherson County residents,” Shea said. “The majority of doses administered have been Moderna [11,162], followed by Pfizer [4,847] and Johnson and Johnson/Janssen [678].”

As of press time, there are 10 cases of COVID-19 in the county. One person is hospitalized, and the remaining nine individuals are recovering at home.