COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine

Nearly 70% of Orange County’s eligible population has received the vaccine, with north of 1.85 million adults vaccinated to date.

Vaccine adoption has plateaued in recent weeks, and as coronavirus mandates are lifted, health officials are urging local residents to get vaccinated to mitigate virus transmission.

“Each individual that isn’t vaccinated is at risk of severe disease that could spread and potentially develop a variant,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of the public health school at the University of California, Irvine.

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Local case counts are starting to show signs of increases.

There have been about 120 cases reported on average in the past two weeks, up from the lows of 30 cases seen in the second week of June.

The county is faring better than other Southern California counterparts, with Los Angeles seeing north of 1,000 new cases each day, up from around 200 cases a month ago.