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Community Vaccine Update: February 22, 2022

Statistics for residents 5 and older

Vaccine doses administered so far: 198,730 doses

Number of people fully vaccinated: 66,862

Proportion of local population 5+ population with at least 1 dose: 81.7%

Proportion of local population 5+ population fully vaccinated: 78.5%

 

  • ​The HNHU and its partners have administered over 198,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to date. The population over the age of five is now 81.7% vaccinated with at least one dose and 78.5% fully vaccinated. Over 52% of adults aged 18+ have received their booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Appointments for first, second, and booster doses are available across the two counties and across various channels, including public health clinics, hospital clinics, primary care, pharmacies, and pop-ups like the GO-VAXX bus. Appointments can be booked at www.hnhu.org/popup.
  • The HNHU has a supply of Moderna, Pfizer, and pediatric Pfizer to support all individuals ages 5 and over to receive the vaccine of their choice. Small amounts of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) or AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines are also available by request to the vaccine hotline at [email protected].
  • There are a large number of appointments available on the HNHU booking tool across each of the site locations. Moreover, the HNHU and  Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) are pleased to be able to offer walk-ins for all eligible individuals (i.e. ages 5-years and older for any dose number) at all clinics.
  • The HNHU continues to remind residents that being fully vaccinated and receiving a booster is the most effective way to protect yourself from severe COVID-19 infection, including the infection with the Omicron variant.
  • 12 to 17-year olds are now eligible to receive their booster dose 6 months (168 days) after their second dose.
  • In keeping with programming across the province, the HNHU will be offering school-based vaccine clinics in the evenings and on weekends at schools in many communities in the coming weeks. Getting children vaccinated is an important way to protect them.
  • The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) has updated their recommendation for five to 11-year-olds to strongly recommend the vaccine for this age group.
  • If you have recently had COVID-19 you are still eligible for a first, second, or booster dose of vaccine. Residents should wait until they are out of isolation and symptoms have resolved to receive their next dose. The NACI recommendation for the COVID-19 vaccine after COVID-19 infection is to wait up to three months after infection to receive the next dose.

 

GO-VAXX Clinics

  • GO-VAXX will be offering indoor pop-up clinics at the Dunnville Lifespan Centre on Friday, February 25th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and at Lynndale Heights Secondary School in Simcoe on Saturday, February 26th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments can be booked for indoor pop-ups at hnhu.org/popup.
  • The GO-VAXX bus will be hosting a clinic at the Hagersville No Fills on Thursday, February 24th between the hours of 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Appointments can be booked for GO-VAXX bus clinics at ontario.ca/bookvaccine

 

Children’s Clinics 

  • Children’s vaccine clinics will be held in a variety of locations and are available for booking at hnhu.org/popup. HNHU is now accepting walk-ins for individuals aged five to 11 at children’s clinics.
  • All clinics hosted by HNHU and NGH now have the ability to take walk-ins for any eligible individual ages five and older.
  • The HNHU is pleased to offer a variety of pediatric-themed clinics to make vaccination spaces more fun and comfortable for children.
  • The schedule for themed clinics will include:
    • Teddy Bear Vaccinations: Culver St. Clinic, Simcoe. February 24th, 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (for children with needle phobias or interested in medical professions)
    • Super Hero Day: St Patrick’s School, Caledonia, February 25th, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (with a special guest)
    • KICK COVID, Sport Day: Dunnville Lifespan Centre, February 25th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • KICK COVID, Sport Day: Langton Public School, March 3rd, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

 

Mass Clinics 

  • ​This is the last week that HNHU will be hosting regular mass clinics at Riverside Exhibition Centre and Vittoria District Community Centre. Pop-up clinics will continue in March at libraries, schools and other community spaces.
  • Appointments continue to be posted at hnhu.org/popup
  • Pop-up clinics will continue to accept walk-ins for individuals 5+.
  • Doses for individuals over the age of five can also be received by booking with family physicians and pharmacies.