Dallas County is slowly making its way to herd immunity and a section of Oak Cliff is already among the 12 Dallas ZIP codes that have already achieved it thanks to vaccines against covid-19, reports the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation.
Herd immunity is considered to be established when 80% of residents have been vaccinated or have recovered from infection.
Zip code 75208 runs from north Oak Cliff to a small stretch of West Dallas. It is framed by North Beckley Avenue, Hampton Road, Wright Street, and West Commerce Street.
Its population consists of 66% Latino, 26% White, and 6% African American. The median annual income is $ 63,277, slightly less than the area average.
As of Wednesday, Dallas County had already achieved 64% herd immunity. More than 35% of the county has already been vaccinated against covid-19.
It will still take a while for the county to achieve its long-awaited goal, possibly in mid-July, as vaccination rates have dropped.
The other 11 ZIP codes that have achieved herd immunity are: 75082, 75159, 75182, 75201, 75202, 75204, 75207, 75225, 75235, 75247 and 75251.