Muskoka reached a COVID-19 milestone this week, with more than 50 per cent of adult residents now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Vaccination numbers are lower in youth as they were the last to be authorized for vaccinations: 59 per cent of 12-17 year-olds have received a first dose, while 12 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Here’s how the numbers break down according to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU).
District of Muskoka – first dose, 76.8 per cent;second dose, 50.8 per cent
Bracebridge – first dose, 77.5 per cent;second dose, 50.1 per cent
Georgian Bay – first dose, 80.3 per cent; second dose, 54.7 per cent
Gravenhurst – first dose, 75.6 per cent; second dose, 49.5 per cent
Huntsville – first dose, 83 per cent; second dose, 55.6 per cent
Lake of Bays – first dose, 82.2 per cent; second dose, 58.6 per cent
Muskoka Lakes – first dose, 59.1 per cent; second dose, 38.1 per cent
By age group
12-17 – first dose, 59 per cent; second dose, 12 per cent
18-29 – first dose, 58 per cent; second dose, 25 per cent
30-39 – first dose, 64 per cent; second dose, 32 per cent
40-49 – first dose, 70 per cent; second dose, 38 per cent
50-59 – first dose, 76 per cent; second dose, 47 per cent
60-69 – first dose, 90 per cent; second dose, 65 per cent
70-79 – first dose, 89 per cent; second dose, 74 per cent
80-plus – first dose, 88 per cent; second dose, 79 per cent
Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table has estimated that in order to achieve herd immunity, 56 per cent to 89 per cent of the province’s entire population will require vaccination against COVID-19.
In addition to vaccine appointments, SMDHU has begun scheduling walk-in availability at its vaccine clinics. The next walk-in clinics in Muskoka are on July 15, 16 and 17 at the Canada Summit Centre in Huntsville. First dose vaccines are available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and second doses are available from 12-4 p.m. each day.
The walk-in clinics are for Simcoe Muskoka residents only, 12 years of age and older. Only mRNA vaccines are available, while supplies last. If you received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) as your first dose, you are eligible for your second dose at the provincial interval of at least 28 days after the first dose. If you received AstraZeneca vaccine as your first dose and are opting to receive an mRNA vaccine for your second dose you are eligible for your second dose 8-12 weeks after your first dose.
See the SMDHU walk-in COVID-19 schedule here (updated weekly)
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