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Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status – Update for May 3, 2021

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The health unit reports that from April 26th, through May 2nd 6,622 local individuals received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 93 individuals received their second dose.

A total of 45,741 individuals have received at least one dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca Vaccine since their roll out started.

The following is the health unit’s weekly vaccination status update. 

What was done last week?

Clinics:

  • Continued to offer first doses and second doses to those newly admitted to Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes
  • Continued to offer first doses to residents and staff in other congregate living facilities
  • Operated 4 fixed sites (Smiths Falls, Almonte, Brockville and Kemptville)
  • Continued Outreach Team: Provides immunizations in homes for those that are bedbound or have severe mobility issues (must also be in an eligible category)
  • Continued our contingency list program to offer up last minute doses to those in the priority groups
  • Hosted a community pop up clinic in Elgin, Ontario
  • Partnered with local primary care offices to deliver AstraZeneca for those 40+
  • Due to a planned increase in vaccine allocation later in May, we opened up new appointments in Brockville, Almonte and Kemptville

Promote and support the new provincial COVAX appointment booking system for those born in 1966 or before (55+), those in the highest risk chronic conditions category, special education workers, and child care workers in licensed daycares.

Continue Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for non-aged based provincial priority groups and for primary care to use with individuals in their practice for eligible groups.

  • Continue to support the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for those that have received an invitation link and code. If you have difficulties with your link, please call 1-844-369-1234

Advertise provincial pharmacy website to book appointments for AstraZeneca for 40+

Number of Immunizations Given:

  • From April 26, 2021–May 2, 2021: 6622 individuals received their first dose of vaccine this week and 93 individuals received their second dose of vaccine
  • total of 45,741  individuals have received at least one dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca Vaccine (either through one of our fixed sites, the KHSC Clinic, the Ottawa Hospital Clinic, one of our mobile clinics/teams or through local primary care offices) since our roll out started

This number does not include those that received AstraZeneca in a participating Pharmacy.

What is the plan for this week?

Booking for clients in the following groups at our fixed sites and mobile clinics:

  • Health Care Worker – All priority groups
  • Staff and caregivers in retirement homes and other congregate care settings for seniors (e.g., assisted living)
  • Adults receiving chronic home care health services
  • Indigenous Adults (16+)
  • Residents, Staff and Designated Essential Caregivers of  Other High Risk Congregate Living Facilities.
  • Individuals with high-risk chronic conditions – Highest Risk Category* (now includes pregnancy)
  • Individuals with high-risk chronic conditions – High Risk Category*
  • Starting on May 6 – People who cannot work from home who fall under Group One (including remaining elementary and secondary school workers)
  • Starting on May 6 – Adults born in 1971 or before (50+), before May 6 the eligibility age is 55+ (born 1966 or before)

Continue to roll out stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4 and starting stage 5 of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration Roll Out Plan.

Promote Provincial Appointment Booking System for the general public based on 5 year age groups continues

Continue Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for non-aged based provincial priority groups and for aged-based individuals who need to support to book at a vaccine clinic.

  • Continue to support the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for eligible individuals who have received an invitation link. If you have difficulties with your link, please call 1-844-369-1234.
  • Continue to offer first doses and second doses to those newly admitted to Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes
  • Continue to offer first doses to residents and staff in other congregate living facilities.
  • Operate 4 fixed sites (Smiths Falls, Almonte, Brockville and Kemptville)
  • Continue Outreach Team: Provides immunizations in homes for those that are bedbound or have severe mobility issues (must also be in an eligible category)
  • Continue our contingency list program to offer up last minute doses to those in the priority groups
  • Continue to work with primary care who are offering AstraZeneca in their offices to those 40+
  • Offer a community pop up clinic in Carleton Place this week.

Continue to plan for future community pop ups in other communities.

What are we working on for next week

What can I do now?

  • Get informed visit COVID-19 Protection and Vaccine
  • Stay healthy
    • Follow COVID-19 precautions – wear a mask, keep the 2m/6ft distance from others, follow the stay at home order
    • Stay home if sick and contact the Assessment Centres for testing
    • Ensure your other immunizations are up to date
    • Discuss any concerns with your health care provider, here is the link to consent form COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form (gov.on.ca)
  • Be patient. It will take time for COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed to everyone in the community. Each group will be specifically identified and notified in advance to plan for vaccination – information will be posted on our website, social media, local media, and through healthcare and community partners – you won’t be missed!

How can I book an appointment if I am eligible?

Provincial Booking System

  • Individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to age, can also use the provincial booking website www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine, or Provincial Vaccine Booking Line by calling 1-833-943-3900, open Monday to Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm. The Ministry also has a Vaccine Information Line (1-888-999-6488)
  • If you need to cancel your appointment through the provincial booking system, please go to OMH – Manage your appointments (covaxonbooking.ca)

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Vaccine Call Centre

  • Individuals in non-aged based provincial priority groups and aged-based individuals who need to support to book at a vaccine clinic can contact the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Vaccine Call Centre
  • The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Vaccine Call Centre can also support individuals to cancel, confirm, change appointments, and provide receipt of vaccination
  • 1-844-369-1234, open 8:30am to 4:00pm, 7 days a week

*High Risk Retirement Homes are defined as those that are co-located with a long-term care home and/or have a formal memory unit within the facility.

*Information about Prioritization of High Risk Health Conditions can be found here.

For more detailed information and FAQs about the vaccine visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccine section of our website.

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