TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) -- There are now more than 100,000 people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in Tippecanoe County, according to the latest numbers from the state department of health.
County Health Administrator Khala Hochstedler said she feels indifferent about the milestone.
"In my mind 100,000, while that is a big number in our county to reach, it's taken us nine months to get there," Hochstedler said.
She added there are still thousands of people in the county who need to do their part to help end the pandemic.
"Unfortunately, because not enough people have gotten vaccinated, we're still going to be at risk of having a surge," she said. "Our hospitals are still at risk of being overloaded. My staff is burnt out."
According to the state's COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, about 59% of those eligible have been fully vaccinated in Tippecanoe County which means more than 68,000 people could still get the vaccine.