As of this week, over 71 percent of the eligible population on the region are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, hitting the provincially set second dose COVID-19 vaccines target set to exit the Roadmap to Reopen. 

As for first shots, 79.8 percent of the eligible population in the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit’s region have got at least one shot, 0.2 percent away from Ontario’s 80 percent target. 

Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Natalie Bocking says this means there are around 36,000 people across the HKPR region that are still eligible to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.