Vaccination rates in Oakville stagnant for those getting first dose

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Published October 26, 2021 at 12:37 pm

Halton Region Medical Officer Dr. Hamidah Meghani Dr. said in order to avoid a lockdown in the fall, vaccination needs to accelerate substantially. CDC PHOTO FROM PEXELS

While COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to climb in Oakville, the effects of the deadly virus are still being felt.

There has been 15 new cases and one new death reported locally from coronavirus. That brings the total number of deaths in Oakville from the virus to 69.

Currently there are 28 active cases and 6111 have been resolved.

While vaccination rates among those with double doses continue to climb, the rate remains unchanged for those getting a first dose in Oakville.

Of residents born in 2009 and earlier, 82 per cent have been full vaccinated, while those with first doses remain unchanged at 84 per cent.

As of Tuesday, a total of 888,410 doses have been administered in Halton Region.

The vaccinations have proven to be a strong defence against COVID-19.

Out of 167,078 Oakville residents who have been fully immunized with two doses of the vaccine, only 0.11 per cent were diagnosed with the COVID-19 after the vaccination.

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