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Guelph passes 90 per cent fully vaccinated milestone

Dr. Nicola Mercer said it marks a huge step in protecting the community
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The City of Guelph achieved the 90 per cent fully vaccinated milestone on Wednesday, marking a notable accomplishment in the fight against COVID.

“This is a major accomplishment for all of us in Guelph," said Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. "It has taken the efforts of our entire community from everyone who was involved in the vaccination program to every person who decided to get both doses of a vaccine. We have made huge steps to protect ourselves and each other and are on the path to ending this pandemic and continuing our return to normal.”

To date, WDGPH is reporting 84.6 per cent (229,663) of the eligible population of those 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

Wellington County is currently reporting 77.5 per cent of the eligible population is fully vaccinated, while Dufferin County is reporting full vaccination rates of 81.6 per cent.

In addition, the City of Guelph is sitting at 93.2 per cent of the eligible population with at least one dose.

Of Ontario’s 34 public health units, WDGPH ranks 10th in health units reporting of how many eligible individuals in the region have received two doses, according to data from the provincial COVID-19 vaccination tracker.

In comparison, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is the highest vaccinated health unit with 94 per cent of the eligible population has received two doses, while Renfrew County and District Health Unit is reporting the lowest number of individuals with two doses at 79 per cent.

And while there are slight disparities between the vaccination rates, WDGPH is working to provide education for those yet to receive it.

“While the rates in Wellington and Dufferin County are behind the City of Guelph, we continue to work with partners to combat misinformation and create additional opportunities for those who choose to get vaccinated," said Mercer.

In the province, 73.3 per cent of all people in Ontario are fully vaccinated, while 77.03 per cent of all people in Ontario have received at least one dose.

To date, 22,290,203 doses have been administered.



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