OPH releases WC neighbourhood vaccination percentages
By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online
WEST CARLETON – Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and the City of Ottawa are now releasing COVID-19 vaccination rates data based on community neighbourhoods.
“Today we are releasing information that outlines COVID-19 vaccination coverage by neighbourhood in Ottawa,” OPH chief medical officer of health Dr. Vera Etches released in a statement today (Aug. 17). “An interactive mapping tool provides a snapshot in time of cumulative per cent of individuals aged 12 and over who received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and those who are fully vaccinated, based on geography established by the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study.”
The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study (ONS) provides data on strengths and challenges for each neighbourhood in Ottawa. OPH, the city and health care and community partners use this data to address barriers and inequities in COVID-19 vaccination through responses focused on specific neighbourhoods and populations. Some of this work is accomplished through mobile clinics and Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccine Hubs.
Evidence is mounting the neighbourhoods and communities in which we live affect not only our health but also the gap in health between rich and poor. The purpose of the ONS is twofold: to better understand the physical and social pathways by which neighbourhoods in Ottawa affect our health and well-being, and to provide citizens in Ottawa with facts that support evidence-based decision-making.
ONS is committed to publicly available and accessible data.
ONS is based at the Centre for Research and Education in Community Services (CRECS) at the University of Ottawa.
The ONS map divides West Carleton in to five neighbourhoods including Fitzroy Harbour (which also includes Constance Bay), Kinburn, Carp, Dunrobin and Corkery. The ONS currently tracks confirmed COVID-19 cases between March 9, 2020 and June 30.
According to the ONS map, in that time period there have been 30 cases of COVID-19 in the Fitzroy neighbourhood; 12 cases in Kinburn; 63 cases in Carp; 65 in Dunrobin; and 38 cases in Corkery.
West Carleton makes up 207 confirmed cases of the 25,916 confirmed cases in Ottawa between March 9, 2020 and June 30. These numbers don’t include cases associated with outbreaks in long term care homes (LTCH) or retirement homes.
Vaccination percentage by neighbourhood data as of Aug. 2 is also available.
In the Fitzroy Harbour area, of the 2,801 eligible residents, at least 62 per cent have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination – 54.6 per cent are fully vaccinated.
In Kinburn, of the 1,239 eligible residents, at least 75.6 per cent have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination – 66.4 per cent are fully vaccinated.
In Carp, of the 6,486 eligible residents, at least 84.3 per cent have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination – 76.1 per cent are fully vaccinated.
In Dunrobin, of the 5,591 eligible residents, at least 82.1 per cent have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination – 73.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.
In Corkery, of the 4,060 eligible residents, at least 83 per cent have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination – 74.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.
The entire City of Ottawa sits at 83.3 per cent with one dose and 72.5 per cent are fully vaccinated as of Aug. 2. The above data is being used by OPH to target community for vaccinations and is one of the reasons Fitzroy Harbour is hosting its second pop-up vaccination clinic in two weeks.
To visit the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study interactive map, click here.
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