Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control are coming back to Michiana. Not because of a spike in COVID cases, but rather to investigate why the vaccination rate is so low.
In Elkhart County, just over 31% of residents who are 12 or older are fully vaccinated. Statewide, the figure is above 40%.
LaGrange County is rock-bottom in Indiana; just 20% of the population is fully vaccinated.
With that, the C-D-C is investigating in Elkhart, LaGrange, Noble and Kosciusko counties, to take a look at why the vaccine uptake isn’t higher.
The Elkhart Truth reports the C-D-C visited Elkhart County in July to figure out what was causing the area to be a hotspot for COVID-19.
A date has yet to be set for the new visit, but that it is supposed to happen soon.