About 336,000 people have yet to roll up their sleeves for Toronto to meet its target of a 90 percent vaccination rate, officials say.
By late Tuesday night, about 78 percent of eligible Toronto residents 12 and older were considered complete vaccinated at least two doses of a vaccine. About 84 percent received their first dose.
At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, the city’s health officer, Dr. Eileen de Villa on her intention to reach the province’s goal of a vaccination rate of 90 percent.
Dr. Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Kieran Moore, has repeatedly said that 90 percent of eligible Ontarians must be fully vaccinated to prevent the spread of the Delta variant. Earlier this week, he said he expected this process to take more than two months.
“The best way to maintain our flexibility in life and protect the many little people who cannot be vaccinated yet, is now to increase vaccination rates and coordinate contact with each other. “de Villa told reporters.
” Another reason on an individual level is that vaccinations are still the best protection against hospitalization due to COVID-19 are. “
De Villa said that of 336,000 people who need to be fully vaccinated to meet the 90 percent target, around 164,000 have already received their first dose.
” We are focused on that to achieve this goal so we can protect the great strides we have made, ”added Mayor John Tory, hinting at another day of action to encourage people to get the shot.
Officials said Also, Toronto has seen first-dose vaccinations have increased 18 percent since August 31st.
“In fact, the first doses given on September 2nd and 3rd were the highest we’ve seen in Toronto since July have, ”said de Villa. “This could be because people were vaccinated pending return to the office or the province announced vaccination requirements for various activities.”
According to an Ipsos survey commissioned by Toronto Public Health, about holding every sixth resident (14 percent) for immune to vaccinations. Of these respondents, eight percent said they weren’t sure they would get the vaccine in the future, while six percent said they wouldn’t get the vaccine at all.
According to the city, that means a decrease in reluctance by seven percent since the last resident survey in March.
The three main reasons why people haven’t received a vaccine are concerns about possible side effects, potential negative long-term effects, and confidence in the vaccine’s rapid development.
A total of 1,203 Toronto residents participated in the online survey between July 30th and August 10th, which found a margin of error of / -3.2 percent in nine out of ten cases.
The survey also found that 64 percent of the Parents of children under the age of 12 would vaccinate their children as soon as they are available.
Of those who responded to the Ipsos survey, 81 percent of the agreed vaccination should be f Be compulsory for those wishing to travel outside of Canada. The number of those who wanted to attend large gatherings or events dropped to 80 percent.
About 37 percent of unvaccinated residents said they would be more likely to get the vaccination if it were compulsory for travel, the survey found.
One in five unvaccinated residents said they did not know how to book a vaccine through the online system, while a third of unvaccinated residents said they did not get paid time off from their employer to get the vaccination .
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