Lambton gearing up to jab 30k people in June

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By the end of June, it is possible 100,000 people in Lambton will have at least their first COVID-19 vaccine.

Lambton Public Health reports 77,597 vaccines have been administered by June 1. That’s about 64 per cent of people over 18 and three per cent of people under 18.

Dr. Sudit Ranade, the medical officer of health, told Lambton County councillors Wednesday he’s expecting 30,000 doses to be shipped to the community in June to further the vaccination effort.

“From my personal perspective it is going really well,” says Ranade adding there are a lot of people in the community making the clinics possible.

He says more of those will be second doses since the province moved up the date for the second doses from 16 weeks. Ranade says people should not consider the second dose vaccine date which they received valid. Public health will email you with a new appointment date.

According to statistics released today, Lambton’s per capita daily COVID-19 cases has dropped dramatically from 43 per 100,000 people last week to 23 cases per 100,000. Statistics also show 1.3 per cent of all the tests in the last week came back positive.

There are no outbreaks in Lambton right now, however another person has died of COVID-19 in the last day bringing the number of deaths in Lambton to 61. The latest death was a person in their 50s who died at Bluewater Health.