Loveland Reporter-Herald

28.6% of eligible county residents are vaccinated


Larimer County is reporting that 28.6% of all residents who are old enough for a COVID-19 vaccine are fully vaccinated, a number that rises to 43.5% by including those who have just a first dose.

The Larimer County Department of Health on Sunday added 6,770 doses of the vaccine to the total number that have been administer­ed, which hit 213,997 doses.

Any resident who is 16 or older can get vaccinated for the new coronaviru­s through health care providers, pharmacies and clinics being held across Larimer County.

To be fully vaccinated, they must receive two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna, three to four weeks apart, or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

As of Sunday, 84,941 residents were considered fully vaccinated, which was 23.8% of all county residents and 28.6% of those who are 16 and older and can get the vaccine. Of the fully vaccinated residents, 29,633 are 70 or older, which is 74.3% of that age group.

County health officials said they want 65% of residents who are 16 and older to have at least one dose of the vaccine by May 25. With the most recent total, that hit 43.5% on Sunday.

Larimer County also tracks the number of people who have the virus as well as those who have died from it since March 2020. Those numbers were not updated on Sunday, remaining at 23,625 total cases and 234 total deaths. No deaths have been reported in April.

Overall, the county’s risk rating remained high on Sunday with two key indicators increasing slightly — 442 cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks and 7.2% of those tested coming back positive during that same time period.

Informatio­n is updated daily at virus. The website also includes informatio­n on vaccine providers and how to register for a vaccine.

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