Florida, Orange County COVID-19 vaccine data does not match
ORANGE COUNTY, Florida. – According to the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, Orange County had met its goal of vaccinating 70% of the eligible population, however, county health officials said that ‘there was still some way to go.
The state Department of Health reported on Friday that 70% of Orange County residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
According to those figures, 873,125 people in the county received at least one dose of the vaccine and 12,765 people were vaccinated in the seven days leading up to the September 3 report.
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News 6 reached out to Orange-Florida County Health officials on Friday for comment on meeting the 70% goal, but did not receive a response until Tuesday.
“The percentage of our eligible residents (12+) with one dose of vaccine is currently 67.62%,” an Orange County DOH spokesperson said.
The discrepancy could be due to the state using a “different dataset or not omitting certain factors, according to our data staff,” the spokesperson said.
In June, the state’s health department began publishing COVID-19 data in a weekly report instead of daily reports. The new format also does not include information previously released by the state, including hospitalizations and test counts.
News 6 has contacted the Florida Department of Health regarding the difference. If the ministry responds, this story will be updated.
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