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Inching Toward Herd Immunity

(La Porte County, IN) - There’s still a ways to go before La Porte County achieves herd immunity.


About 42-percent of the residents here have been fully vaccinated, said La Porte County Health Department Administrator Amanda Lahners.


Lahners said some people with doubts, initially, about the safety of the vaccine are now coming in for their shots.


There are others trickling in who just haven’t had time until now to get their vaccinations because of busy schedules. 


“Hopefully, we can get the ones sitting on the fence and pull them over the fence and get them vaccinated then we can get back to normal life,” she said.


Lahners said she’s optimistic LaPorte County will reach the 70-percent vaccination mark needed to achieve herd immunity at some point.

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