A doctor giving a patient a shot
Missed Shot: County Falls Just Short of Mid-Year COVID Vaccination Goals
TUucson Weekly
Reaching the elusive herd immunity in Pima County has proven difficult as vaccine administration steadily decreased beginning in April. While some people remain hesitant to get a shot or simply are refusing to do so, health officials attribute the struggle to vaccinate to a lack of access. According to Dr. Jeff Burgess, principal investigator of AZ HEROES study, they found that two doses of the mRNA vaccines, either Pfizer or Moderna, were 91% effective in preventing COVID-19. For breakthrough cases, the infection was much shorter, much less severe than if you hadn’t been vaccinated and furthermore, there was less virus there and for a shorter period of time than if you had not been vaccinated.