More than half the adults living in Ontario have received two doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine. Specifically, on Thursday, officials noted that 51 per cent of people 18 and up are fully vaccinated. Around 79 per cent of adults in the province have been injected with at least one dose. Health Minister Christine Elliot said “Ontario has continued to maintain a fast pace, taking less than two weeks to get from 50 to 60 per cent of Ontario adults have received their first dose.
Per day officials say Ontario administers roughly 195,150 doses of vaccines. To help with this vaccine push a shipment of five million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will arrive in July. This adds to the 1.6 million doses of Moderna that arrived in Canada this week. Anybody living in Ontario aged 12 and up can now book a shot through the provincial portal. There is still no vaccine approved for children younger.
Dr. Kieran Moore, the Chief Medical Officer of Health said 83.2 per cent of the new cases were in people who were not vaccinated between May 15 and June 12. He adds that only around 0.4 per cent of new cases in that time frame were in people with two doses of vaccines.
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