Province hits vaccine milestone: more than half of Ontario adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

96 per cent of people who caught COVID between December and June were unvaccinated

More than half of Ontario adults have rolled up their sleeves twice.

The Ontario Government announced Thursday that over 50 per cent of adults in the province are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That represents 6,312,906 people across the province.

“We have reached another significant milestone in our vaccine rollout with over six million Ontarians benefitting from the strong protection of their second dose ahead of schedule,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Our work doesn’t stop here, and we will continue to work with our health system partners to ensure every single Ontarian who wishes to receive the vaccine can access one. I encourage everyone to book an appointment as soon as you can to put this pandemic behind us.”

According to Ontario health officials, of those who tested positive for COVID-19 between December 14, 2020, and June 12, 2021, 96 per cent had not been vaccinated at all. Only 3.6 per cent were partially vaccinated, and 0.4 per cent of positive cases were fully immunized.

Ontario received around 3.9 million Moderna vaccine doses and about 4.7 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in June. It is expected to receive another 3.54 million doses of Pfizer in July and 557,400 more doses of Moderna for the first week of July. Ontario’s allocation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, meant to arrive during the first two weeks of July, will be 907,000 doses, down from the 1.7 million doses expected initially; the remainder is expected to arrive during the last two weeks of July.