If we hope to get beyond the COVID Pandemic, having herd immunity in our local community, state, and nation is vital. Medical authorities tell us herd immunity will be reached once 75%-85% of a community has been vaccinated. At the present time, the Tarrant County vaccination rate is 40%. That’s ahead of Wise County at 28% but behind Denton County at 46% and Dallas County at 42%. In all cases, we have a long way to go to reach herd immunity.
We can encourage our neighbors to get vaccinated by wearing a blue VacSeen band. We have a supply of the bands at St. Martin’s for anyone who has been vaccinated and would like to have one to wear as a part of this campaign.