Orange County population nears 50% vaccination mark

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County is nearing the 50% vaccination mark.

Mayor Jerry Demings said when that happens, we can all safely go without a mask while sitting anywhere outside.

While the county’s mask mandate can no longer be enforced, Demings said he hopes everyone is still following it.

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However, he believes changes could be coming by the end of the week.

About 47% of the eligible population is now vaccinated in Orange County. Demings said it’ll get to 50 in just a few days, which would mean the start of phase two.

Demings said he’s still committed to reaching the 70% threshold before telling everyone they can safely remove their mask indoors.

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More than 73% of Orange County’s senior population has now completed their vaccination series.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.