Officials in Brampton, Ont. are making yet another plea for people to get their shots, saying that all of the people hospitalized due to COVID-19 during the month of June were either partially vaccinated or not vaccinated at all.
Ontario is planning to soon provide more regular updates on how many COVID-19 cases are in vaccinated and unvaccinated people, as the province's top doctor said Tuesday the risk of getting the disease is 6.4 times higher for unvaccinated people.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday that he supports compulsory COVID-19 testing for health-care workers who refuse to get vaccinated, though he stopped short of saying the province would implement such a measure.
Toronto and Peel will begin offering both mRNA vaccines at their mass immunization clinics in an effort to reach people who are hesitant to mix doses despite public health advice that suggests it is safe.
Toronto’s top doctor says she has faith that the city will be able to push its COVID-19 vaccination rate even higher as provincial officials suggest Ontario needs to reach around 90 per cent to protect against the latest variants.