Douglas Co. Health: Less than 1% of COVID cases are vaccine breakthroughs

(Douglas County, NE) -- The Douglas County Health Department says that less than 1% of COVID-19 cases reported in the county are in people that are fully vaccinated.

According to a release from the health department, DCHD says they've analyzed data on breakthrough cases and say that of the 306,736 Douglas County residents who were fully vaccinated as of August 26th, "There were 1,671 who became a breakthrough case. That gives us a breakthrough rate of 0.54%., less than 1%." The Health Department says the first breakthrough case was reported on February 1, 2021.

“We know that no vaccine will be 100% effective,” Health Director Dr. Lindsay Huse said. “However, this data confirms the COVID-19 vaccines work extremely well. If you are not already vaccinated, please consider getting the vaccine in the near future. That’s how we get back to normal.”

The data comes from the Nebraska Health and Human Services System, Nebraska State Immunization Information System, and the Nebraska Electronic Disease Surveillance System.

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