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Community Vaccine Update for May 9, 2022

Statistics for residents 5 and older

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 208, 752 doses
  • Number of people fully vaccinated: 67,369
  • Proportion of local population 5+ with at least 1 dose: 81.9%
  • Proportion of local population 5+ fully vaccinated: 79.3%

 

 Vaccine Eligibility

  • Individuals who are 60 years of age and older and Indigenous persons and their household members over the age of 18 years are now eligible for an additional booster (i.e. fourth dose). Booster doses for these groups are recommended at an interval of five months (140 days) after the previous dose but can be received at a minimum interval of three months (84 days).
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who received a 3-dose primary series are eligible for a second booster dose (i.e. fifth dose) if they fall into one of the following groups: Individuals 60 years of age and older; First Nation, Inuit and Métis Adults; or residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, elder care lodges and older adults living in other congregate settings. Second booster doses for these groups are recommended at an interval of five months (140 days) after the previous dose but can be received at a minimum interval of three months (84 days).
  • 12 to 17-year-olds are eligible to receive a booster dose (i.e. third dose) 6 months (168 days) after their second dose.
  • If you have recently had COVID-19 you are still eligible for a first, second, 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

  • 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-up clinics. Appointments can be booked at www.hnhu.org/popup.
  • Norfolk General Hospital can take walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments for individuals 5-11 years and 12+ years old from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • GO-VAXX bus appointments can be booked for GO-VAXX bus clinics at ontario.ca/bookvaccine and are posted 4 days prior to the clinic. Pfizer and Pediatric Pfizer will be available. Walk-ins welcome.
    • Monday, May 9th at Dunnville Food Basics between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 11th at Delhi German Home between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 14th at Cayuga Secondary School between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 18th at Jarvis Community Centre between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 21st at Simcoe Culver St. Parking Lot between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

 

  • Novavax has arrived in Haldimand and Norfolk and is available to interested residents by appointment only. To request Novavax, please contact the Vaccine Hotline at [email protected] or 519-427-5903
  • The HNHU 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, including infection with the Omicron variant.
  • The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) has updated its recommendation for five to 11-year-olds to strongly recommend the vaccine for this age group. Getting children vaccinated is an important way to protect them. Children can book an appointment and the schedule can be found on the booking tool at www.hnhu.org/popup.