Delta variant likely growing in Ventura County but vaccines should slow spread

About 69% of county residents 12 and older are at least partly vaccinated and 61% are fully vaccinated. About 68% of Californians 12 and older are partially vaccinated and 58% have received all their shots. The numbers bode well for the state and the region, said Dr. Michael Buchmeier, infectious disease expert and professor of medicine at UC Irvine. While the proportion of vaccinated residents won’t achieve herd immunity, it’s high enough to slow the spread of the Delta variant, he said.