COVID-19 Vaccines: 35% of Ottawa Children Ages 5-11 Receive First Dose – Ottawa | The Canadian News

Ottawa’s children continue to roll up their sleeves at a rapid rate, and more than a third of those between the ages of five and 11 in the city are now inoculated with a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 panel shows that so far more than 26,000 children born between 2010 and 2016 have received a vaccine, representing 35 percent of the age group in the city.

Ottawa continues to outperform other Ontario regions in vaccinating the youngest eligible demographic.


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The next closest public health unit is Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, which reports that just under 33 percent of children receive their first doses, according to provincial data.

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OPH says 87 percent of all Ottawa residents age five and older now have at least one shot of the vaccine.

OPH also took to Twitter on Monday to debunk misinformation that a child in Ottawa had died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

The health unit said that both its database of adverse effects of vaccination and forensic reports confirm that no children have died as a result of a vaccine. He encouraged residents to carefully consider the information online before sharing it widely.

Ottawa is also making progress in delivering third doses of the vaccine, largely to the city’s older demographics. The city has administered 63,418 booster shots as of Monday morning, more than half of which have been for people 70 and older.

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Meanwhile, OPH reported 55 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

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The number of active cases of the virus in Ottawa stands at 431, compared with 363 on Friday.

There are now seven people in the hospital with COVID-19 in Ottawa, however, compared to 10 before the weekend. Two patients are still in intensive care.

There are currently 28 active COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa, 16 of which affect elementary schools.


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