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Connections: An update from the co-leaders of the Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force

Aug 2, 2021

We're joined by the co-leaders of the Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force for the latest on the state of vaccines in the region. Currently, the seven-day rolling average positivity rate for Monroe County is 2.3%. Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza says the increase in that infection rate is due to unvaccinated people contracting the virus. About 58% of the local population is fully vaccinated.

Our guests this hour share the latest on efforts to get more people vaccinated, and what we need to know about the delta variant. Our guests: 

  • Nancy Bennett, M.D., co-leader of the Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force, professor of medicine and public health sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, founder and director of the Center for Community Health & Prevention, and co-director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute 
  • Wade Norwood, co-leader of the Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force, and CEO of Common Ground Health