The Glengarry News


Half vaccinated by May?

publisher Apr 9, 2021 - 11:07am

About 40 to 50 per cent of the adult population in Eastern Ontario could be vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks, if all goes as planned.

That assessment comes from Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, who during a press briefing Thursday related that he expects 67,000 out of approximately 170,000 people to be vaccinated in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit jurisdiction will have received a first dose within a month.

Despite some "bugs" in the provincial booking system, "For the first time, I have been getting multiple positive remarks" from those who have attended area vaccination clinics, Dr. Roumeliotis remarked.