Los Angeles County officers introduced on Monday that, as of Might 21, 50% of L.A. County residents 16 and over had been totally vaccinated. On condition that information is three days outdated, it’s secure to imagine the present quantity is over 50%. Absolutely 72% of seniors 65 and older within the area had been totally vaccinated by Friday.
Additionally encouraging is that, whereas they’ve solely been eligible since April 15, 28% of teenagers 16-17 years outdated are actually totally inoculated towards the virus. Youngsters 12-15 years outdated turned eligible for vaccination with the Pfizer shot about 10 days in the past. The county didn’t launch numbers for that group.
50% of L.A. County Residents 16 and Over are Absolutely Vaccinated; Free Roundtrip Rides to Vaccination Websites. 4 New Deaths and 139 New Confirmed Circumstances of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. View https://t.co/UkPySRINh5 pic.twitter.com/AfHtJkzqyz
— LA Public Well being (@lapublichealth) May 24, 2021
Earlier this month, L.A.’s prime well being official said that if the county can keep its tempo of administering about 400,000 doses per week, “herd immunity” might be achieved by mid- to late- July. Well being officers are estimating that 80% of county residents might want to get vaccinated to achieve that time. A earlier estimate from L.A. officers had estimated so-called “group immunity” by the top of June. However demand for the vaccine has tailed off — each within the county and statewide — in latest weeks, and well being officers have positioned much less emphasis on assembly one total quantity than merely getting pictures in arms.
As of Might 21, greater than 9,501,064 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to individuals throughout Los Angeles County. Of those, 5,520,397 had been first doses and three,980,667 had been second doses.