Lambton is half way there

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Public Health says 51 per cent of eligible residents have first shot

More than 61,000 Lambton County residents have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Thats about 51 per cent of the eligible population according to Lambton Public Health.

Public health released its weekly update Wednesday morning which shows 61,367 people have had one COVID-19 vaccine and 4,863 have had both doses.

Lambton Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Sudit Ranade, told Lambton County councillors the county is expecting an increase in the number of doses it receives in June.

The province opened up the vaccine process to everyone over 18 and in Lambton, children as young as 12 can now book appointments.

Tuesday, the first day eligibility was expanded, over 4,500 people booked an appointment for a vaccine.

While the vaccination drive is moving along, there are still cases of COVID-19 in the community. Lambton Public Health reports 18 people tested positive for the virus today.

The weekly trends show Lambton now has a case per capita rate of 57 cases per 100,000 people – that’s up from 53 cases last week. The positivity rate of the testing has also increased to 2.2 per cent, up from two per cent the previous week.