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Community Vaccine Update for November 29, 2021

 

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 150,890 doses
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 65,040
  • Proportion of local population 5+ population with at least 1 dose: 77.6%
  • Proportion of local population 5+ population fully vaccinated: 75.0%

 

*please note, statistics are now including rates for 5-11 year-olds.

 

Status Updates: 

  • The Health Unit and its partners have now administered 150,890 doses of vaccine. 75.0% of the population over the age of 5 years are now fully vaccinated – and 77.6% have received at least one dose.
  • Vaccine for 5-11-year-olds has been approved by Health Canada. The vaccine arrived in Haldimand and Norfolk on November 24th and first doses were administered on November 25th. Locally, 3.2% of children aged 5-11 years have received a dose so far.
  • More appointments are being added for children as they become available. If you are unable to book an appointment, children’s doses can be administered at the pharmacies listed here. The waitlist for children’s vaccines can be found here.
  • The GOVaxx bus made a stop in Port Rowan this weekend and immunized 107 individuals, including children 5-11 years. The GOVaxx bus will be back to Norfolk and Haldimand counties three times in December.
  • Boosters are now available and should be booked when individuals come eligible. Data demonstrates a waning in efficiency at the 6-month mark and the third dose will provide additional coverage to eligible populations.
  • Current third dose eligibility is as follows: Residents over the age of 70 (Born in 1951 or earlier); Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine i.e. two doses of AstraZeneca or one dose of Janssen; First Nation, Inuit, and Metis adults and their non-Indigenous household members; Health care workers and designated essential caregivers. The full list can be found here.
  • Additional pop-ups continue to be added across both counties. Pop-ups offer both first and second doses by appointment or walk-in. For third doses, please schedule an appointment.
  • The HNHU clinics are primarily offering Pfizer at this time. If you are seeking Moderna, please contact your family physician or one of the following pharmacies for a dose. Moderna doses can be given as first, second, or third doses to eligible individuals at any of the following pharmacies found here.
  • Individuals who are unable to access a vaccine due to barriers such as transportation, identification, or accessibility or need assistance booking their third booster dose, should call 519-427-5903 or email [email protected] for assistance.
  • Those seeking their vaccine receipts are reminded they can access them online at covid-19.ontario.ca/proof-covid-19-vaccination

 

The GO-VAXX Bus  

  • Tuesday, December 7, at Panorama in Simcoe, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • More dates coming in mid and late December

 

Children’s Clinics

  • 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+)

 

  • Norfolk General Hospital (365 West St., Simcoe)
    • NGH is offering daily clinics, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Large groups and those eligible for a third dose encouraged to book online

 

  • Vittoria Community Centre (35 Oakes Blvd., Vittoria).
    • December 1,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Pfizer only

 

  • Dunnville Health Unit Office (117 Forest St. E., Dunnville)
    • December 2, December 9, and December 16.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Appointments are recommended for third doses
    • Pfizer only

 

 

  • Riverside Exhibition Centre (151 Caithness St. E, Caledonia)
    • November 30 and December 7. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • December 14.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Appointments are recommended for third doses
    • Pfizer only

 

 

Information such as clinic dates, and how to register for community pop-ups can be found at www.hnhu.org/popup.

For more information on the local vaccine rollout, visit HNHU.org/covax.