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Study shows vaccination rates are down in California

As the world waits for the first coronavirus vaccine, a new study shows that vaccination rates for various diseases are down by about 40% in California.

Posted: Jun 15, 2020 7:54 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2020 7:57 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.- As the world waits for the first coronavirus vaccine, a new study shows that vaccination rates are down by about 40% in California.

Additionally, a recent poll shows that one third of Americans say they would not even get the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available.


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Dr. Roy Shannon, who is the head of infection control at Oroville Hospital says it could still be another year before we see a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine. 

But he says recently we have seen a decrease in vaccination rates in general all over the country and he doesn't know how people will feel about getting a new vaccine.

A recent poll surveyed 1,000 adults and found that 35% of Americans say they won't get the coronavirus vaccine. Twenty-nine percent of Americans say they will definitely get the vaccine. Another third said "probably."

Another study from the C.D.C. shows that 40% fewer children were vaccinated compared to this time last year. Doctor ordered vaccine doses dropped by about 2.5 million, just a week after the coronavirus emergency declaration went into effect on March 13th.

For now, Dr. Shannon is urging people to continue following social distancing and wear masks when out in public.
Researchers around the world are developing more than 135 vaccines against the coronavirus. vaccines typically require years of research and testing before reaching the clinic, but scientists are racing to produce a safe and effective vaccine by next year. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3095814

Reported Deaths: 35549
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles104602114641
San Bernardino2587421561
Riverside2558082739
San Diego2197312222
Orange2178492546
Santa Clara959361158
Kern87240572
Fresno83591968
Sacramento816871128
Alameda69107842
Ventura63413462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43392773
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo33207309
San Francisco29665274
Solano26191108
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25380486
Merced24570316
Sonoma24262242
Kings19588148
Placer17584186
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13585151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10852138
Shasta9750123
Butte9582128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa773145
Lassen519916
San Benito504246
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323874
Mendocino319232
Amador303631
Lake264631
Humboldt245825
Glenn195520
Colusa17969
Calaveras163723
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
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