Vaccination rate remains below 50% in Sandy area
As of Friday, June 11, 8,624 people, or 45.6% of the total population in Sandy's 97055 ZIP code have been fully vaccinated. The same ZIP code, however, reported 1,137 COVID-19 cases, or 6,553.3 cases per 100,000 people, an increase of 24 cases since the previous week, according to the Oregon Health Authority's last weekly report on June 9.
Vaccination rates vary greatly in the communities closest to Sandy, with Sandy following behind by at least 3%. Here are the standings of the neighboring communities:
n Welches (ZIP code 97067): 1,308 people of the 1,745 population are vaccinated, for a 75% vaccination rate.
n Rhododendron/Zig Zag (ZIP code 97049): 853 people of the 1,647 population are vaccinated, with a 51.8% vaccination rate.
n Boring area (ZIP code 97009): 4,127 people of the 8,603 population are vaccinated, with a 47.9% vaccination rate.
n Boring area (ZIP code 97089): 6,597 people of the 13,765 population are vaccinated, with a 47.9% vaccination rate.
While several counties have moved to lower risk restrictions, including Multnomah County, because they achieved a vaccination rate of at least 65% of residents 18 and older (with at least one dose), Clackamas County remains in high risk until at least June 17. Eleven of Oregon's 36 counties remain in high risk.
On June 11, 231,235 people in Clackamas County had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for 5,421 people per 10,000 vaccinated, of the total population of the county of 426,515. Of the eligible population (age 16 and older), 64% of Clackamas County residents have been vaccinated.
Thus far, the area of Clackamas County with the highest vaccination rate, 81.7%, is the area of ZIP codes 97034 and 97036, which contain Lake Oswego and West Linn.
Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported June 9 that "the seven-day running average is now 15,264 doses per day."
By June 10, 54% in Oregon were at least partially vaccinated, with 7.3% vaccinations in progress and 46.7% vaccinations completed. However, of the total eligible population, 63.8% of Oregonions have received at least one dose of the vaccination, putting the state ever closer to its 70% goal.
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