On September 2nd, 2021 Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, issued the following statement:
“We know that the rate of new people testing positive among the unvaccinated population who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine is 41.3 per 100,000 while the rate of new cases among those fully vaccinated is 2.7 per 100,000.
This means that the risk of COVID-19 infection among the unvaccinated population who are eligible for a vaccine is 15 times higher than it is for the fully vaccinated population.
We’d love to see the unvaccinated population become protected with the vaccine.”
Read the full statement here.
Ottawa Neighbourhood Study:
The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study (ONS) provides data on strengths and challenges for each neighbourhood in Ottawa.
You can view their dashboard to see updated statistics on each neighbourhood’s vaccination progress here.