Lewis County Releases Local COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy
Data Showing That the Vaccines Have Been Effective
Published: September 23, 2021
at 06:30 p.m.
By: Press Release from Lewis County
Lewis County Provides COVID-19 Update
September 23, 2021
Release of New
From day one, transparency has been one
of Lewis County’s best weapons in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
An informed and engaged community is able to come
together to support one another and work collectively to protect our most
Recently, we have
heard from community members who are interested in local data regarding
vaccine efficacy. Today we are pleased to release that information, and
perhaps even more pleased to report, unequivocally, that vaccines have
indeed been effective in Lewis County.
infographic provides detailed information breaking down COVID-19 cases,
hospitalizations, and deaths by vaccination status. Starting in February of
2021, when vaccines were first available to the public, the data clearly
shows that vaccinated individuals have been protected against the worst
effects of the pandemic.
Even though only
47% of the population has been fully vaccinated, vaccinated individuals
make up just 8% of COVID-19 cases, and just 8% of hospitalizations. Of the
seven COVID-19 fatalities we’ve seen over this stretch, all seven were
the over 14,000 vaccinations given in Lewis County, only two individuals
had reactions requiring medical attention. Both reactions were
non-critical, and both individuals were released immediately after seeing
local data, compiled and verified by your own
friends and neighbors in the Lewis County Public Health Department, our
goal is to show local, reliable data, that will hopefully build trust in
the effectiveness of vaccines.
is time consuming to compile and verify; our goal is to provide sporadic
updates throughout the fall and winter. It will not be reflected in our
daily COVID-19 case updates.
infographic outlines the data in more detail.
Food and Drug Administration authorized a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19
vaccine for individuals 65 and older, people at high risk of severe disease
and people whose jobs put them at increased risk of infection. The Centers
for Disease Control and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
have yet to provide a formal recommendation for the booster dose. This
recommendation is expected to be made in the coming days. Lewis County
Public Health will make a formal announcement when the Pfizer booster dose
is fully recommended and available to be administered.
(Separate from Boosters)
A third dose of
Pfizer and Moderna is recommended for moderately or severely
immunocompromised individuals. Lewis County Public Health as well as local
pharmacies are currently offering this third dose for immunocompromised
The best way to
protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19 is to get
vaccinated. Upcoming vaccine clinics are as follows:
• Thursday September 23 from 3:00 to 6:00
at the Croghan Fire Hall.
• Friday September 24 from 9:00 to 11:00
at the Lowville Fire Hall.
• Vaccines are also available by appointment
at Lewis County Public Health by calling (315) 376-5453.
to register today!