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Lethbridge youth stepping up to the COVID vaccine plate in droves

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge continues to be one of the leading Alberta communities when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination uptake.

As of today, nearly 60% of all eligible city residents have had at least one dose and it’s the younger population here who has really lined up to get the shot.

Data from Alberta Health Services as of Wednesday, May 26th shows about 53% of Lethbridge residents between the ages of 12 and 19 have received their first dose.

Those are big numbers given the vaccine eligibility for most of that age group only opened two weeks ago.

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As the vaccine uptake here continues to rise, here is more good news. COVID case counts in the city have dropped considerably.

Lethbridge currently has just over 170 active cases which is a drop of more than 60% in just the past two weeks.

(Note: The original data previously was incorrect due to a reporting error from AHS. The 55% average is the correct number)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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