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Health officials must sway people reluctant to get vaccine in order to reach herd immunity

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Herd immunity to the coronavirus is within reach, health officials say, but the struggle is trying to educate people who have already decided against getting the vaccine and encourage them to change their minds.

Community or herd immunity — when a certain percentage of the population is immune to COVID-19 — is what health officials are working toward with mass vaccine distributions across the world with varying strategies aimed at making the shots accessible. [TRENDING: Video shows 6-year-old getting paddled in school | Dolphin gets front-row seat for astronauts’ splashdown | 7 ways to pamper mom] However, health officials worry it’s possible some communities will never reach the desired 70 to 80% immunity needed to

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