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Our Health Unit tops province for vaccination rates

90% of Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Residents Ages 12+ Have Received 2 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is celebrating a significant milestone today with 90% of residents ages 12+ having received 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.  The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is the first health unit in Ontario to reach 90% of their population with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.  Our vaccination dashboard has all the details about local COVID-19 vaccination and is updated every Tuesday.

“I am so proud of our community and the people living in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark for helping us get to 90% of our population ages 12+ fully vaccinated,” states Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. “The partnerships and commitment from staff, municipalities and our healthcare partners are remarkable and reflect the strength of our rural communities. This high level of vaccination will reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community, and prevent hospitalizations and death. ”

Rebecca Kavanagh, Acting Director for the Healthy Living and Development department, says she attributes the success of the Health Unit’s vaccine strategy to a number of factors.

“Our local residents continue to encourage and support their neighbours, family and friends to get the COVID-19 vaccine and make sure everyone is protected.  Many of our local municipalities have opened their doors to us and allowed us to come into their hockey rink or community centres, and arranged to have community volunteers help out at the local clinics.  Our local healthcare partners have worked tirelessly alongside us to support our vaccine clinics and also to provide vaccine in their own settings. Many pharmacies across the region have made the vaccine accessible to people locally, and Paramedics have also been able to reach those at home who have serious health conditions and who cannot get to a vaccination site. All of these efforts have helped to bring vaccine close to where people live.”




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