A report released Thursday suggests a successful COVID vaccination effort will require at least 70 percent participation by the public. And it states the federal government will need to make a stronger effort to build public trust, and help states successfully administer vaccine distribution. The Commonwealth Fund, which conducted the study , examined past vaccination programs for influenza and H1N1 and learned that public participation was far below what experts say will be needed for a successful COVID vaccination program. “People have said that we need to see at least 60 to 70 percent of the adult population vaccinated against COVID-19 to achieve the herd immunity that slows the transmission of the virus,” said Dr. Eric Schneider, the Commonwealth Fund’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Research. “We found that no state was getting above 51 percent, and that states were really quite variable in terms of their ability to achieve even that level of vaccination.” Turnouts for H1N1

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