Unvaccinated Arizonans made up 95% of COVID-19 cases in May

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy  | Arizona Mirror

Of the 16,910 people who had confirmed cases last month, about 90% were fully unvaccinated, meaning they hadn’t received one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. About 5% were people who had received only one of the two doses or who became sick within two weeks of receiving the second dose, at which point the vaccines are fully effective.

This news comes as vaccine rates have declined sharply in Arizona, leaving ADHS and other public health agencies pushing for more people to get the vaccine. 

There has been a decrease in the number of people interested in the COVID vaccines, and ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ previously said that the health department is moving more towards community outreach and “pop-up clinics” to aim for the July 4 70% vaccinated goal set by President Joe Biden.

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