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Thunder Bay vaccination rates tumble for second straight week

More than 1,400 fewer vaccines were administered over the past week, compared to the week prior.
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THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s Dr. Janet DeMille recently said she expected to see vaccination rates drop for at least a couple of weeks.

That prediction became reality on Tuesday.

The health unit announced it had given out a total of 5,755 vaccinations, including 5,089 first doses, in the week that ended this past Saturday. That’s down 1,424 from the total number given out the week prior. They also gave out 571 fewer first doses last week.

In the District of Thunder Bay, 66,987 people have received their first dose, out of an eligible population of 137,278 aged 16 and older.

It’s the second straight week the number of first doses has dropped and the third straight week the overall number of vaccines administered declined.

The region did hit a vaccine milestone last week, crossing the 40 per cent threshold, climbing to 41.2 per cent of the overall population having received their first jab. Of the population 16 and older, 48.8 per cent of the population has received a first dose.

The number of double-vaccinated people climbed to 8,686, which represents 6.33 per cent of those 16 and older.

The province has shifted vaccine supply in recent weeks to hot spots in southern Ontario, but supply to Thunder Bay is expected to ramp back up.

In Canada, about 40 per cent of population has been vaccinated with one dose. About 3.4 per cent have received a second shot.

Percentage of population who have received at least one dose: 

  • 80+ (84.8%)
  • 70-79 (82.9%)
  • 60-69 (69.5%)
  • 50-59 (44.6%)
  • 40-49 (37.7%)
  • 30-39 (31.8%)
  • 16-29 (27.0%)

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 19 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Wants his Expos back. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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