Tracking the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in York Region
April 6, 2021
Just as we have been updating you daily since March 2020 on COVID-19 cases in York Region, yorkregion.com will now track every COVID-19 vaccine administered to residents.
A total of 193,353 vaccines have been administered to York Region residents, which includes those in long-term care facilities who have received their second dose.
As of April 3, 171,208 York Region residents have received at least one dose.
Here is a run down of the COVID-19 vaccines administered by York Region Public Health:
40,403 vaccines administered to people 80 years of age or older, or 82.5 per cent have received at least one dose;
25,777 vaccines administered to 75- to 79-year-olds, or 75.8 per cent have received at least one dose;
32,405 vaccines administered to 70- to 74-year-olds, or 61.1 per cent have received at least one dose; and
12,379 vaccines administered to 65- to 69-year-olds, or 19.3 per cent have received at least one dose.
The region's data also includes York Region residents who received a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic located outside of York Region.
Vaccine numbers for health care workers who work in York Region but live elsewhere, and received a vaccine at a clinic in York Region are included in the vaccine count for their specific municipality.
The province has prioritized who gets the vaccine in a three phase rollout:
Phase 1 (December 2020 to March 2021): Residents, staff, essential caregivers and other employees in congregate living settings for seniors; health-care workers, including hospital employees, staff who work or study in hospitals and health-care personnel; adults in First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations and adult recipients of chronic home health care.
Phase 2 (March to July 2021, depending on availability of vaccines): Roughly 8.5 million people in groups such as seniors, those living and working in high-risk congregate settings like shelters, front-line workers, individuals with high-risk chronic conditions and their caregivers and others facing barriers related to the determinants of health across Ontario who are at greater COVID-19.
Phase 3 (August 2021 and beyond, depending on availability of vaccines): Remaining Ontarians in the general population who wish to be vaccinated will receive it.
In the meantime, Ontario has been administering vaccines throughout the province, albeit slowly due to supply issues. Below are provincial numbers, updated daily by the Toronto Star, yorkregion.com's sister outlet.