LGL Tops Ontario in First Dose Vaccination Rate
July 23, 2021
As of today, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit tops the charts amongst public health units for both first and second dose vaccination rates throughout the province. Of the region’s population 12 years of age and over, 88% have first doses and 71% have second doses. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is also the first health unit in Ontario to achieve 70% of its population with second doses.
“Our government has been clear, nothing will stop us from having the most successful immunization campaign in the country”, said MPP Steve Clark. “And I couldn’t be more proud that this area is leading the way, demonstrating people’s willingness to be vaccinated and our complete healthcare system’s ability to distribute and administer those vaccines efficiently. I’m grateful for all of our frontline healthcare workers.”
Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the region, says she attributes this success to a number of factors.
“The people of LGL have been fantastic! This is wonderful for our community. So many people now have really good COVID-19 protection. And the work continues to reach 90% first and 90% second or higher. This success is a result of great collaboration with all of our partners. Thanks to our staff who have been on the front lines at the vaccine clinics, on the phones or working on supportive roles. Thanks also to the staff who have been doing other COVID related or essential service work that allows the rest to focus on the vaccine program.”
This success is a result of great collaboration with all of our partners. Our staff have been the driving force; some have been on the front lines at the vaccine clinics and on the phones. Others are doing supportive work behind the scenes or doing other COVID related or essential service work that allows the rest to focus on the vaccine program.”
We definitely aren’t done….
There are still many opportunities to get both first and second doses. We have plenty of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccine available at all clinics. if it has been 21 days since you had your first dose of Pfizer or 28 days since your first dose of Moderna, you are able to book your second dose or walk-in at any clinic before the end of August (see dates and times here).
For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://healthunit.org/covid-19-vaccine/
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