April 29, 2021–5:00 p.m.
Floyd County continues to outpace other surrounding counties in COVID-19 vaccinations.
As of Thursday evening, 22,493 Floyd County residents had been fully vaccinated.
That’s 23% of the total population.
While that it good, Rome Mayor Pro Tem Sundai Stevenson said during a recent Rome City Commission meeting that we can do better.
“To get to herd immunity we have to get to 70% to 80%,” she said. “Our goal is 80%. There are efforts that are still going on, trying to get people to where they don’t have the hesitancy to get vaccinated. We are still doing public service announcements and Zoom informational meetings. We do have the local churches, civic and social groups, along with the City of Rome, and the local hospitals all trying to get shots in arms.”
Looking at other counties….Bartow County is at 17%, Chattooga and Polk Counties are at 19%, and Gordon County is at 18%.
Statewide, 20% of Georgians have been fully vaccinated.