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Community Vaccine Update – April 9, 2021

Community Vaccine Update – April 9, 2021

Vaccine doses administered so far: 24,012

Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,787

Status updates

  • The online vaccination appointment booking tool is up and running. All eligible individuals are encouraged to use the online booking tool to set up an appointment. The Health Unit is working diligently to complete callbacks and ensure that every eligible resident who wants a vaccine, receives one. The community’s patience and support is appreciated.
  • Approximately 4,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered to eligible residents across Haldimand and Norfolk this week alone. Clinics continue to run at capacity, and additional clinic days have been added to meet current demands. New clinic dates will continue to be added to the online booking tool.
  • With high enrollment in clinics, the HNHU is moving in 5-year increments to prioritize highest risk groups. These groups are based on both age and health conditions, as per Provincial direction. Should there be any gaps in the clinic schedule, the HNHU is prepared to move to the next age group in less than 24 hours. At no time will the HNHU allow doses to go unused or see clinics not operating at capacity.

Who’s eligible / how to book an appointment

65+ and high-risk health conditions

  • Individuals 65 and above, as well as individuals with high-risk health conditions, may book a vaccine appointment using the online booking tool. Eligible individuals may also call the Vaccine Hotline or e-mail [email protected] to set up an appointment. Please be patient and do not leave multiple messages; your call/e-mail will be returned.

60-64 (waitlist only)

  • Residents 60-64 years of age may add their names to a wait-list for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). Lists of individuals aged 65+ will be exhausted first. Eligible individuals will only be contacted if there are available doses at end of day at the various clinic locations. The waitlist signup form is available at hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist.

55+ (pharmacies only)

  • Residents 55 and above are currently eligible to register for the AstraZeneca vaccine at specific local pharmacies. For more information, please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations. Eligible individuals must book through the pharmacies themselves, not the Health Unit.

Outstanding vaccine recipients

  • Residents over the age of 70 and anyone with highest-risk health conditions who have not yet received a vaccine are encouraged to complete the Outstanding Vaccination Recipients registration form. This form will ensure individuals who have called the vaccine hotline and are truly outstanding are being booked in as quickly as possible.

The HNHU Vaccine Hotline is receiving up to 1000 calls per day and staff are responding to calls as quickly as possible. Please do not call the hotline again once you have left a message and await a reply. Your initial call/e-mail WILL be returned. Please check the HNHU website’s Vaccine Rollout page or call the Provincial General Inquiries line (1-888-999-6488) for general information.

Full details about vaccine rollout in Haldimand and Norfolk counties, including current eligibility information, is available on the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit website.