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Ingham County official concerned about doubt over vaccines


Ingham County’s top health official is concerned news of vaccinated people coming down with coronavirus infections could discourage some from getting their shots.

A new state report indicates that 246 people in Michigan have come down with COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, and three have died.

While alarming, that’s a tiny percentage of the number of people in the state who have been vaccinated.

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail says there still is broad transmission and many people remain unvaccinated. Those factors increase the risk that a vaccinated person can contract COVID.

“Once we have both a very high efficacy vaccine and herd immunity, we should see far less of that,” said Vail.

The coronavirus death toll in Ingham County now stands at 303.