Dallas County Judge Continues To Urge People To Get Vaccinated – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Dallas County said data from the past three months shows cases are starting to increase, and it is mainly among those who are not vaccinated.
âWhat we’re really seeing is the start of a new wave of the pandemic, but among the unvaccinated,â Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said.
According to a county statement, which is given daily except weekends with COVID-19 updates, âAbout 82% of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in week 27 were residents of Dallas County who were not fully vaccinated. In Dallas County, 1,338 cases of COVID-19 infections pierced by COVID-19 in fully vaccinated individuals have been confirmed to date, of which 105 (8%) have been hospitalized and 14 died of COVID-19. â
“We are seeing pretty serious illness among unvaccinated people. We are seeing these numbers increasing, so as an example, the average number of new cases a week ago every day was 125 cases. Last week it was of 184 cases, so it’s a big jump, âJenkins said.
âThese aren’t the numbers we saw six months ago, but we are on track to really grow and there is a model from UT Southwestern that says our numbers will be as high as they get. ‘ve never been in a few months if we don’t. t turn the tide. “
Dallas County Health and Human Services said about 58% of Dallas County residents over the age of 12 have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Texas State Department health services have also noted an increase in cases and serious illnesses among those who have not been vaccinated.
After six months, the mega-vaccination site at Fair Park in Dallas closed after about half a million people received their vaccine at the site.
While there is more accessibility to vaccines through healthcare providers and pharmacies, Jenkins said there will be pop-up events to get people vaccinated.
âThere is no good reason not to protect yourself, your family, your community, ultimately your country from contracting COVID, by simply getting your free vaccine,â Jenkins said.
the Disease Control Centers said that although data shows COVID-19 vaccines continue to work well in most people, there are “groundbreaking” cases.
On its website, the CDC mentions in a Q&A that âLarge-scale clinical studies have found that vaccination against COVID-19 prevents most people from contracting COVID-19. Research also provides growing evidence that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna) provide similar protection under real conditions. Although these vaccines are effective, no vaccine prevents disease 100% of the time. For any vaccine, there are breakthrough cases. ”