Vaccination rates climb as schools prepare to open on Monday

Vaccination rates climb as schools prepare to open on Monday

With schools slated to return to in-person learning on Monday, the up-to-date data from Wellington- Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and school boards show the vaccination blitzes have been effective at getting shots in arms of all ages within the region. “We recognize there is a lot of COVID going around our community right now, and people are worried about being exposed," said Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, associate medical officer of health at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. "We also know when we close schools it’s not really an effective way to drop community rates. The evidence doesn’t really show that it helps to suppress COVID-19 rates in the community and it comes with a number of really significant harms to students.” Tenenbaum added the return to in-person learning is not just thinking about the …
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