Why is Peel Region falling behind in vaccinating kids?

Guest: Olivia Bowden, staff reporter for the Star

Peel Region is behind the provincial average in vaccinating children age five to 11 and community health professionals say it will take a strong outreach effort to address and increase trust. As of last week, close to 40 per cent of Peel children have received at least one dose. One part of the region has a vaccination rate as low as 21.6 per cent. This is compared to about 47 per cent of the Ontario population in the same age range. The figures are all the more concerning as schools reopen and the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to drive case counts, hospitalizations and ICU admissions.

This episode was produced by Saba Eitizaz and Matthew Hearn.

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