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District double vaccination rate tops 60 per cent

More than 112,000 people have received at least one dose and more than 85,000 people have received both shots.

THUNDER BAY – More than 60 per cent of the eligible population in the District of Thunder Bay have been double vaccinated.

According to statistics released on Tuesday by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, 85,245 people have had both COVID-19 shots, 60.1 per cent of the population 12 and older.

A total of 11,943 vaccinations were administered for the week ending on July 17, including 1,345 first doses and 10,598 second shots. As of this past Saturday, 112,441 people have received at least one dose.

The health unit says 79 per cent of adults have received at least one dose, with the province giving an even higher total of 85.8 per cent. According to the Ministry of Health, 68.3 per cent of the adult population is double vaccinated, compared to the 62.2 per cent reported by the health unit.

Of note, the 30 to 39 age group is now the lowest vaccinated age category in terms of percentage of population, with 66.8 per cent with one dose. They were passed this week by the 12- to 17-year-old age group, which climbed to 68.1 per cent. The 18- to 29-year-old group is at 75.6 per cent.

Last Friday, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre announced it was closing its vaccination clinic at Lakehead University as of this Friday, citing a drop in appointment bookings.

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