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The Thunder Bay district is among the leaders in COVID-19 vaccination rates in Ontario

Health ministry reports that 91 per cent of district residents have received at least one dose to date.
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TORONTO — A higher proportion of Thunder Bay district residents has been vaccinated against COVID-19 than in most other regions of Ontario.

According to data published Tuesday by the Ministry of Health, only the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark health unit surpasses Thunder Bay in the percentage of people who have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Thunder Bay district is also doing very well in terms of the rate of full vaccinations.

The ministry reports that 91 per cent of district residents 12 years old and over have now received at least one dose, and almost 85 per cent have received two doses.

COVID-19 vaccinations of people 12 years old and over  -  Top five and bottom two of 34 Health Units

Health Unit At least one dose Two doses
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark 95 per cent 90 per cent
Thunder Bay 91 per cent 85 per cent
Waterloo 90 per cent 84 per cent
Halton 89 per cent 85 per cent
Ottawa 89 per cent 84 per cent
Lambton 82 per cent 76 per cent
Renfrew County 82 per cent 76 per cent

In Ontario as a whole, 86 per cent of the eligible population has received at least one vaccine dose, and 80 per cent is fully vaccinated. 

The Northwestern Health Unit is very close to the provincial average, with vaccination rates of 86 per cent and 79 per cent respectively.

The health units in Lambton and in Renfrew County have the lowest vaccination rates in Ontario. 

Gary Rinne

About the Author: Gary Rinne

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Gary started part-time at Tbnewswatch in 2016 after retiring from the CBC
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