South Florida COVID-19 Vaccination & Herd Immunity

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South Florida COVID-19 Vaccinations & Herd Immunity

Bottom Line:It’s about the least surprising thing ever to see the adaptation rate of COVID-19 vaccines depending highly on age. It is perhaps a bit surprising six months into the process to see just how precise the generation drop-off has been. In reviewing the state’s newweekly situation reportfrom the Florida Department of Health, we learned the following... 55% of All Floridians 12 and older have received at least a first dose of a COVID-19vaccine. We also know that despite concerns over vaccine hesitancy, South Florida exceeds the state’s average vaccination rate. Here are some of the key takeaways starting with how many South Floridians have been vaccinated. 

  • Broward: 62% 
  • Miami-Dade: 66%
  • Palm Beach: 59%

It’s especially impressive that Florida’s largest county has out-vaccinated the state’s average by 11% and is closing in on herd immunity which is theoretically around 70%...which takes me to the next point. 10.4% of Floridians have had COVID-19. We don’t know how many have had the virus but opted not to get the vaccine but it’s safe to say some don’t but retain immunity. Here’s the vaccine percentage breakout by age:

  • 65+: 82%
  • 60-64: 71%
  • 50-59: 61%
  • 40-49: 51%
  • 30-39: 41%
  • 20-29: 34%
  • 12-20: 24%

Starting with the age of 60 there’s a literal 1% decline per year on average in who has chosen to be vaccinated. It’s almost as if it’s scripted. Anyway, the news is encouraging in South Florida as we’re closing in on herd immunity, which by the time those who’ve had it are factored in may already have occurred.

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