With goal of boosting COVID-19 vaccine confidence, officials reach out to community leaders in Waterloo region

With goal of boosting COVID-19 vaccine confidence, officials reach out to community leaders in Waterloo region

With goal of boosting COVID-19 vaccine confidence, officials reach out to community leaders in Waterloo region Region reported 18 new cases on Thursday, 2 new hospitalizations The number of COVID-19 cases reported each day has decreased in Waterloo region compared to two weeks ago, but so too have the number of people getting the vaccine. A regional graph of doses given out shows 3,589 people were vaccinated last Sunday, the lowest number since May 29. Looking at the numbers from Sunday to Wednesday of this week, there were 20,607 doses administered in the region. That was a significant drop from the previous week when 30,777 doses were given. The week before included July 11, which was the second day of a two-day "every dose counts" event held by the region, which included the hockey hub vaccination clinic at Bingemans in Kitchener. But as the number of people seeking out the vaccine decreases, the region has plans to change up how it offers the vaccine and that includes going into neighbourhoods, says Fauzia Baig. She's the region's equity and diversity advisor …
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