County vaccination rate low

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency said the three counties it
represents are close to the bottom in the state in terms of percentage of residents who have been
vaccinated.  St. Joseph and Branch counties each surpassed 40 percent. For a matter of perspective,
71 of Michigan’s 83 counties have a higher vaccination rate.
As of Friday last week, 21,002 residents in St. Joseph County had received at least one
dose of a vaccine. In Branch County, the number was 14,941.
Agency officials said 43 people since March who have received their primary doses
tested positive in the figures provided May 27 to Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health
Agency. That is less than about one-tenth of a percent of those receiving vaccines and well
below the efficacy rate, officials said.
New cases are being reported daily, but that number is in the single digits and considered

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  1. Way too many amateur infectious disease experts in St. Joe and Branch counties. Sure would make me want to go there let alone move there but I don’t see any “community leaders” out there advocating for the vaccine.

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