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- Community Vaccine Update
- Community Vaccine Update
News & Events
Community Vaccine Update
Statistics for residents 5 and older
Vaccine doses administered so far: 180,862 doses
Number of people completely vaccinated: 65,479
Proportion of local population 5+ population with at least 1 dose: 80.7%
Proportion of local population 5+ population fully vaccinated: 76.2%
- The HNHU and its partners have administered over 180,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to date. The population over the age of 5 is now 80.7% vaccinated with at least one dose and 76.2% fully vaccinated.
- The HNHU and local partners have increased local capacity to over 6,000 doses per week locally.
- Currently, there are a large number of appointments available on the HNHU booking tool. Mass clinic sites currently include the Riverside Exhibition Centre Clinic in Caledonia and the Simcoe Recreation Centre Clinic.
- Being fully vaccinated and receiving a booster dose continues to be the most effective way to protect yourself from severe COVID-19 infection, including the Omicron variant. Two doses dramatically reduce the likelihood of severe outcomes. A booster will further improve the likelihood of less severe outcomes.
- There is a province-wide shortage of Pfizer that is expected to last through the end of January. All new appointments for boosters will be Moderna. We continue to recommend that individuals take the earliest available appointment, regardless of vaccine brand. Moderna is an excellent mRNA vaccine that is observed to be at least as effective at preventing illness and severe outcomes due to COVID-19 as Pfizer and early concerns about travel with mixed doses have been addressed by most governments.
- Pfizer clinics have been added for 12-29-year-olds in both counties. Pfizer is the preferred vaccine for this age group.
- Currently, the 5-11-year-old population in HNHU is 33.3% vaccinated with at least one dose. There are no supply concerns with the pediatric formulation of Pfizer. For children born in 2017 (turning 5 in 2022), the Ministry of Health has currently only approved the vaccine by birth date (i.e. those who have turned 5). Getting children vaccinated is an important way to protect them and those around them.
- Walk-ins will now be accepted at clinics offering Moderna for those 65+. This includes Moderna clinics at NGH from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Moderna clinics at the Simcoe Recreation Centre and the Riverside Exhibition Centre from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
GO-VAXX Bus Clinics
- The GO-VAXX bus has moved to online booking for all bus pop-ups.
- The bus can accommodate 300 appointments and can be booked using the provincial booking tool as of 8 a.m. the day before the clinic.
- Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Fisherville Lions Community Centre
- Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Valley Heights Secondary School.
GO-VAXX Indoor Clinics
- GO-VAXX will be offering pop-up indoor clinics at Dunnville Lifespan on Fridays in January. Appointments can be booked for indoor pop-ups at www.hnhu.org/popup.
- Children’s vaccine clinics will be held in a variety of locations and will be available for booking on hnhu.org/popup. Clinics will initially be held in Simcoe, Caledonia, Delhi, Dunnville, and added to other communities as needed.
Mass Clinics (12+)
- The HNHU and its partners are working very hard to increase capacity to accommodate booster eligibility.
- Appointments continue to be posted at hnhu.org/popup
- Doses for individuals over the age of 12 can also be received by booking with family physicians and pharmacies.