Ottawa nearing herd immunity as it hits major vaccine milestones – CBC

90% of eligible residents have at least 1 dose, 75% of all residents are fully vaccinated

Oct 19, 2021

Ninety per cent of Ottawa residents born in 2009 or earlier have at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Ottawa Public Health.

Dr. Gerald Evans, an infectious disease specialist at Queen’s University, said this high level of vaccination will begin to reflect in a declining number of new cases — even among people who don’t have the vaccine.

Ottawa-area health unit 1st in Ontario to hit 90% fully vaccinated
“When you get over 90 per cent, you really begin to see herd immunity, begin to see that effect of protecting people all around who are either unable to get vaccinated or choosing not to get vaccinated,” he said.

“We certainly know from our experience with measles and other very highly contagious disease that really starts to exert incredibly beneficial effects.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid-19-vaccination-ottawa-1.6215179

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