Here’s Ontario’s July 8 vaccine update

Ontario will now focus more on getting people to sign up for their first doses — and introduce some new strategies
By John Michael McGrath - Published on Jul 08, 2021

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The Ontario government is shifting its vaccine strategy once again as the work of getting the largest number of people their first and second doses is largely complete — as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, 78.7 per cent of people over 18 had received a first dose. It will now make a renewed effort to get more people to sign up for their first doses.

The shift in strategy was laid out in a technical briefing provided to reporters on Thursday.

The government will enroll primary-care physicians in the effort, providing them with government-collected health information and asking them to reach out to their patients to help ease vaccine hesitancy and other barriers to vaccine uptake.

Public-health units around the province are also experimenting with other ways to make it easier for people to get their first doses, including walk-in clinics specifically targeted to people who haven’t yet received their first doses.

The Grey-Bruce public-health unit has been added to the list of Delta hot spots, meaning   11 PHUs are now receiving additional doses to combat outbreaks.

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