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Ottawa outpacing most of province in COVID-19 vaccinations, including Peel

The capital opened its first pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics, Friday.
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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at The Ottawa Hospital, December 15, 2020. Photo/ The Ottawa Hospital

New data from the Government of Ontario shows Ottawa has administered the highest number of COVID-19 vaccination doses in the province, beating out regions with larger populations like Peel.

The government does not have data for the City of Toronto or York Region, but Ottawa's 54,345 doses administered still stands above Peel's 51,688, as of Friday, March 5.

Ottawa has a population of 1-million, while Peel sat at 1.382-million as of 2016.

Ottawa Public Health has since updated local COVID-19 vaccination figures to show that 57,690 doses have been administered in the city, after having received 71,180 to date.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit might be leading the per capita vaccination race, however, as it's administered 45,199 COVID-19 vaccination doses in a region with 300,000 people.

For more province-wide vaccine data, click here.

Ottawa opened its first pop-up vaccination clinics in high-risk neighbourhoods, Friday. 

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches says that while it's exciting news, COVID levels in the community are rising at alarming rates, and  "we can't vaccinate our way out of this."

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