KAWARTHA LAKES-Today, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, recognized a significant milestone in Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout.
“We are delighted to announce that as of today, 90 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, providing greater protection from the virus and its variants.”
The government says this huge step in Ontario’s vaccination plan is thanks to the efforts of all levels of government, public health units, health care partners and the millions of Ontarians who have been vaccinated.
“Thank you to those organizations that helped us get vaccines distributed quickly and efficiently to all parts of the province, and to the dedicated healthcare providers and frontline workers for getting vaccines into the arms of Ontarians.” said a press release.
Officials say these efforts are helping Ontario’s hospital and ICU capacity remain stable and reporting among the lowest rate of active cases in the country, well below the national average. In addition to today’s milestone, more than 87 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 and over have received their second dose; the vaccination of children aged five to 11 is well underway and booster shots are being administered across the province to those who are eligible.
“As we look forward to the holidays, we must continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Please continue to follow the public health guidelines we know work and keep us safe. If you have not yet received the vaccine or are eligible for your booster dose, please book an appointment today.” said the statement.