Health unit says 100,000 people are now doubly vaccinated – .

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THUNDER BAY – Vaccination rates against COVID-19 edged up last week as the District of Thunder Bay surpassed the 100,000 double dose mark.

According to figures released Tuesday by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, as of August 14, 100,328 people residing in its catchment area have now undergone the two injections, 1,894 more people than the previous week.

Another 696 people received their first vaccination last week, bringing the total who received at least one injection to 115,921, or 80.7% of the population aged 12 and over. A total of 235 more vaccines were distributed last week than the week before.

All age groups except 30 to 39 years of age reached 70% after receiving a first dose. The 30 to 39 age group is close at 69.6%. They also fell to the bottom of the double-dose percentage, at 58.5%, slipping below the 12 to 17 age group, which jumped to 59.2% double-vaccinated.

These two age groups are the only ones to remain below 60 percent of double vaccinations.

The figures do not include some vaccinations administered in First Nations communities as part of Operation Remote, as the data is considered incomplete at this time.

However, the province appears to include the numbers, stating that 86.5% of the population aged 12 and older received at least one dose and 77.2% received both injections.

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