Over 50 Per Cent Of Eligible Rural Residents Have Received One COVID-19 Vaccine

The rural areas are now officially over the 50 per cent threshold for first shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the province, just under 1,700 individuals born in 2009 or earlier have gotten their first shot.

Roughly 38 per cent of these residents have received both doses.

A mobile vaccine clinic is planning to travel around the rural areas to help raise these numbers, however, an exact schedule hasn’t been released.

As for Fort McMurray, 69 per cent of eligible residents have gotten one shot, while 57 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, there are 26 active COVID-19 cases across the RMWB.

One is in the rural areas, while the other 25 are in Fort McMurray.

Among the other major communities in Alberta – Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, and Medicine Hat – the community has the least number of cases.

Calgary is dealing with over 1,200, while Edmonton has over 500.

Red Deer is the closest to Fort McMurray’s active total as they currently have 60.

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