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Ohio almost halfway to reaching herd immunity

As health experts continue to push the safety and importance of the COVID-19 vaccine, some are still hesitant, making it more difficult to reach herd immunity. "Herd immunity is the point where enough people are vaccinated, the virus really doesn't get transmitted much at all. It disappears to the point where we don't have to worry about it," said Dr. Kevin Casey, Chief Clinical Officer at Mercy Health Toledo. While health experts believe we will achieve herd immunity at about 70% of the population getting vaccinated, they have seen success in other countries at about 60%. Right now 33.3&% of the Ohio population is fully vaccinated, meaning we are around halfway to herd immunity statewide. Subscribe to WTOL 11 - Connect with us on social media: Go 419 Facebook - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - WTOL 11 newsletter - WTOL 11 First Alert Weather app -
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