County vaccine rate rising

By LOUIS MELLINI
Staff Writer

Marion County Emergency Management Agency Director Eric Terrell stated that Marion County’s COVID-19 vaccination rate has raised to 29.4% as of Thursday, Sept. 2.
This is a two percent raise from the 27% vaccination rate just two weeks ago.
“It’s better than 27%, that’s up two percent in just two weeks,” said Terrell.
Terrell stated that 37% of residents have received just one dose of the vaccine, while 29% have received both doses.
“That’s absolutely positive. I think this last spike we had maybe got a few folks’ attention,” he stated. “I think it will get harder and harder to make those vaccine numbers move up--there’s just some people we’re not gonna convince.”
Terrell stated that he implores those who are vaccine-hesitant to speak to their local medical professionals to gain proper insight and make informed decisions in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.


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