Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com
SIMCOE-MUSKOKA — For most of you who rolled up your sleeves for the COVID vaccine, keep them up for the flu vaccine starting next month.
This as Simcoe-Muskoka reports just 7 cases today.
One in Huntsville is a woman, 45-64, who reported Sunday with a first episode Friday. She is under investigation for the cause.
After a slow rollout of the corona vaccine, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott says the province will have 7.6 million doses ready to go in November.
That’s 1.4 million than last year — when demand was down along with flu cases that saw only 25 lab confirmed cases. The year before there was 13,000 cases.
Forty per cent of this year’s flu vaccine will be available through pharmacies, which is an increase for them.
Meanwhile, Pfizer has applied the Health Canada for approval of a children’s vaccine for kids 5 to 11.
No word yet on when a decision will be made.
TUESDAY: COVID BY THE NUMBERS PHO: … 13 CASES IN SIMCOE-MUSKOKA (13 YESTERDAY) … ONTARIO 328 AND 4 DEATHS (373-2) … TORONTO 52 (62), YORK 20 (18), PEEL 60 (71) … NORTH BAY-PARRY SOUND 0 (1) … PORCUPINE 0 (0) …
HEALTH UNIT HIGHLIGHTS:
- 13,811 cases to date
- 21 cases this week; 111 last week, which was 18% lower than the 134 cases the week before
- From Dec. 22 there have been 347 confirmed COVID-19 cases among those vaccinated
- From Aug. 22 to Oct. 16 the rate of COVID-19 infection among the unvaccinated vaccine-eligible Simcoe Muskoka population is 10 times higher than it is for fully vaccinated population and the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations is 23 times higher
- 4,007 Alpha variants of concern, 168 Gamma, 34 Beta, 1,422 Delta
- 897,648 vaccines have been administered
- 457,471 residents have received at least one vaccine, which represents 76% of the total population
- 86% of the population 12+ have had at least one vaccine
- 86% of youth 12 to 17 have also received at least one dose of vaccine
IN OTHER COVID NEWS ….
- Quebec reports 342 cases and 4 deaths.
- NHL suspends San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane 21 games for fake vaccine passport.
- 2 more Ontario doctors have been barred from offering vaccine exemptions due to misinformation.
- U.S. to allow Americans to mix and match booster shots.
- Britain is being urged to resume restrictions as cases are now the highest in Europe.
- Ottawa sending Red Cross workers to NWT for two weeks to help with rising cases.
- 4 nurses from Newfoundland and Labrador have gone to Fort McMurray, Alta., to help the hospital there. They were joined by a nurse practitioner and 2 doctors.
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