Almost there: Guam needs only 2500 to reach 80% herd immunity

Guam vaccination clinic (PNC file photo)

Guam is only 2 percent shy of its goal of reaching 80 percent fully vaccinated adults by Liberation Day next week.

According to a graphic released by the governor’s office on Saturday, Guam already has 78 percent of its adult population fully vaccinated as of July 17, 2021.

Only 2,500 more full vaccinations are needed to reach the 80,000 goal.

Dr. Hoa Nguyen, the head of the governor’s Physicians Advisory Group, said Guam reverting back to PCOR-4 is possible by July 21, Liberation Day, or by early August because of the high fully vaccinated figure.

Although he said the Physicians Advisory Group is ready to recommend going back to PCOR-4, Dr. Nguyen said face masks should still continue to be worn.

“The mask will not go away basically. Using a mask indoors should be still implemented. I would recommend that we still use face masks,” Dr. Nguyen said.