Ontario only completed half of the number of vaccinations reported due to data error

Only 48,239 people had actually received both doses of either vaccine.

The number of Ontarians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is far less than the province originally said.

The number of people who have received both doses of either available vaccine is only half of what the province reported, the Ministry of Health said Thursday.

The Ministry of Health attributed the mistake to a “data error”.

“Rather than provide data on the number of people who have been fully vaccinated … officials inadvertently provided data on the number of doses administered to achieve full vaccination,” a spokesperson for the ministry said in a statement. “Data on the total number of doses administered was not affected.”

Of the 96,549 people reported to have received both doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, only 48,239 had actually received both.

You can find daily reporting on Ontario’s vaccine numbers here.

Provincial health officials are scheduled to release their revised COVID-19 modelling projections later this afternoon.

Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, co-chair of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, and Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, will be presenting updated modelling at 3 p.m.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, as well as four more lives lost, with 138 deaths in connection to COVID-19 to date.

There were also 137 more people listed as recovered and 236 doses of the vaccine administered.