Where does Niagara Region stack up in Ontario when it comes to vaccination numbers?


Published August 24, 2021 at 10:22 am

Where does Niagara Region stack up against other regions in Ontario when it comes to first and second vaccinations against COVID-19?

According to figures released by Ontario as of yesterday morning (August 23), with 34 regions in the province, Niagara is presently in 13th place.

And while it’s not a contest, it does seem that Niagara Health is holding its own when it comes to getting needles into arms.

While the province gives Niagara an estimated rate of 82 per cent first doses and 74 per cent fully vaccinated, the region itself is working off total population numbers and tracks itself at 71.5 per cent single and 64.6 percent double-dosed.

The discrepancy can be chalked up to the fact that the province does not include residents under 12 years old, who do not qualify for vaccination.

Some of the regions ahead of Niagara are very familiar in southwest Ontario while others might have you heading for assistance from Google Map.

Halton is listed at 86-80, Ottawa is 86-79, Waterloo is 86-78 and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph checks in at 84-77.

But it’s the region of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District, south of the Ottawa area, that’s leading the provincial pack with an impressive 91-85 rate. Halton is, in fact, the closest to those numbers.

As for the 21 regions that Niagara is ahead of, while some will seem unfamiliar, there are some big names – Hamilton, Brant County and Toronto among them.

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