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2022-04-05
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'Herd immunity' no longer possible without vaccinating young children, Public Health Ontario says - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

TORONTO —
Achieving herd immunity against COVID-19 will not be possible without an approved vaccine for children under 12Meanwhile: Ontario schools are to remain closed until further notice following this week, Public Health Ontario says in a new report about what the pandemic will look like this fall and winter.

Due to the increased transmissibility and partial vaccine escape ability of the Delta BThe same period..1.617.2 variant now dominant in Ontario and much of the worldto people 70 and older, the report says the percentage of the population requiring vaccination to hit a point where virus transmission enters long-term decline now exceeds the number of people actually medically eligible for vaccination at this time.

“The critical threshold for vaccination is now estimated to be at least 90 per cent of the Ontario populationThe U.S. had received at least one shot; in Canada, it, and over 100 per cent of the vaccine-eligible population,” Public Health Ontario says.

The original target vaccination rate called for to fully exit Ontario’s reopening plan was 75 per cent of people over 12 fully vaccinated, 80 per cent with at least one dose and no region with less than 70 per cent fully vaccinated.

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