Erie County reaches vaccination milestone

Posted at 8:36 PM, Jul 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-03 20:38:41-04

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced that the County has reached 70% vaccination for all adults over 18 years of age.

This means that 70% have had at least one dose of the vaccine, ahead of the President Biden deadline of July 4th. When including the entire population, Erie County is at 58.6%. New York State as a whole sits at more than 72% vaccination rate, having hit 70% less than a month ago.

Erie County is the highest among surrounding counties, with Niagara County being the closest at 64.9%.