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Community Vaccine Update for December 19, 2022

Statistics for residents

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 280, 093 
  • Pediatric doses to date: 4562 (Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit administered only) 
  • Infant doses to date: 86 (Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit administered only) 
  • Proportion of local population 6 months + with at least 1 dose:  78.4% 
  • Proportion of local population 6 months + with 2 doses: 76.0% 
  • Proportion of local population 5 years + with 3 doses: 49.3% 
  • Weekly doses administered:  
    • 316 (Dec 3rd – 9th)
    • 1366 (Dec 10th – 16th) 

 

Vaccine Eligibility 

  • *NEW* Health Canada has authorized the use of Pfizer pediatric bivalent vaccine. This product will be available as of December 21, 2022 as a booster dose for children aged 5-11 years old.  
  • Health Canada has authorized the use of Pfizer bivalent vaccine. This product is now available as a booster dose for everyone 12+. This product is now available to the Haldimand and Norfolk communities. 
  • Health Canada has authorized the use of Pfizer pediatric vaccine for infants aged 6 months to 5 years. This product is now available to the Haldimand and Norfolk communities. 
  • Health Canada has authorized the use of Moderna bivalent vaccine. This product is now available as a booster dose for everyone 18+. This product is now available to the Haldimand and Norfolk communities. 
  • Health Canada has authorized the use of a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged six months to five years old. This product is now available to the Haldimand and Norfolk communities. 
  • Health Canada has authorized the use of Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 18+ years old both as a booster dose. This product is available to Haldimand and Norfolk communities. 
  • Individuals who are 5 years of age and older are now eligible for booster doses.  Booster doses for these groups are recommended at an interval of six months (168 days) after the previous dose but can be received at a minimum interval of three months (84 days). 
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals aged 12+ who received a three-dose primary series are eligible for a booster dose. Booster doses for these groups are recommended at an interval of six months. Doses can be received at a minimum interval of three months. 
  • If you have recently had COVID-19 you are still eligible for a primary series or booster dose of the 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. 

 

Book an Appointment

    • Tuesday, December 20 – Dunnville Health Unit, 117 Forest street E. Dunnville, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 
    • Tuesday, December 20 – Dunnville Health Unit, 117 Forest street E. Dunnville, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. 
    • Wednesday, December 21 – Caledonia Library, 100 Haddington Drive Caledonia, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. 
    • Wednesday, December 21 – GOVAXX Bus Simcoe Legion, 200 west Street Simcoe, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
    • Thursday, December 22 – HNHU Simcoe Office, Gilbertson Administration Building, 12 Gilbertson Drive Simcoe, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. 
    • Saturday, December 24 – GOVAXX Bus Gateway Church, 15 Haldimand Road 66 Caledonia, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 
    • Wednesday, December 28 – GOVAXX Bus No Frills Hagersville, 160 Main Street South Hagersville, between 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 
    • Wednesday, January 4 – HNHU Simcoe Office, Gilbertson Administration Building, 12 Gilbertson Drive Simcoe, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 
    • Wednesday, January 4 – HNHU Simcoe Office, Gilbertson Administration Building, 12 Gilbertson Drive Simcoe, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.  
    • Thursday, January 5 – Caledonia Library, 100 Haddington Drive Caledonia, between 12:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. 
    • Friday, January 6 – Dunnville Health Unit, 117 Forest street E. Dunnville, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.  
  • Novavax is available to interested residents in Haldimand and Norfolk by appointment only. To request Novavax, please contact the Vaccine Hotline at [email protected] or 519-427-5903. 
  • To report COVID-19 vaccinations that were acquired outside of the Province of Ontario, please visit www.hnhu.org/oop  
  • The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit continues to remind residents that being up to date on COVID-19 vaccines is the most effective way to protect yourself from severe COVID-19 infection and hospitalization, including infection with the Omicron variant. With the fall respiratory season upon us, and as social activities have shifted indoors, it is encouraged to protect oneself by getting vaccinated. 
  • NACI recommends that COVID-19 vaccinations should be offered to children 5-11 years of age. 
  • NACI recommends that COVID-19 vaccinations may be offered to children 6 months-5 years of age.  
  • NACI states that any of the bivalent Omicron-containing mRNA boosters are preferred over the original formulation boosters for authorized age groups (18 years of age and older for Moderna bivalent vaccine, 12 years of age and older for Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent vaccine, and 5-11 years of age for Pfizer-BioNTech Pediatric Bivalent vaccine).