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Community Vaccine Update: January 17, 2022

Statistics for residents 5 and older

Vaccine doses administered so far: 187,686 doses

Number of people completely vaccinated: 65,758

Proportion of local population 5+ population with at least 1 dose: 81.1%

Proportion of local population 5+ population fully vaccinated: 76.6%

 

  • ​The HNHU and its partners have administered over 187,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to date. The population over the age of 5 is now 81.1% vaccinated with at least one dose and 76.6% fully vaccinated.
  • The HNHU is currently expanding capacity week-over-week to provide vaccine appointments to the community as quickly as possible. Last week, the HNHU and partners administered 6,479 doses.
  • Currently, there are a large number of appointments available on the HNHU booking tool. Appointments are available at many different locations across the region and also at a number of pharmacies.
  • Being fully vaccinated and receiving a booster dose continues to be the most effective way to protect yourself from severe COVID-19 infection, including the Omicron variant. A completed series reduce the likelihood of severe outcomes. A booster will further improve the likelihood of less severe outcomes.
  • The province-wide shortage of Pfizer continues and is expected to last at least a couple more weeks. All new appointments for boosters will be Moderna until listed otherwise. We continue to recommend that individuals take the earliest available appointment, regardless of vaccine brand. Moderna is an excellent mRNA vaccine that is observed to be at least as effective at preventing illness and severe outcomes due to COVID-19 as Pfizer and early concerns about travel with mixed doses have been addressed by most governments.
  • Pfizer for the 12-29 population is available at some pharmacies and in some primary care offices. Additional clinics will be added for this population if feasible.
  • Currently, the 5-11-year-old population in HNHU is 36.5% vaccinated with at least one dose, up 3% from last week. There are no supply concerns with the pediatric formulation of Pfizer. Following requests from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, the HNHU will be offering school-based vaccine clinics. Details of these clinics are forthcoming, in consultation with local school boards. Getting children vaccinated is an important way to protect them and those around them.
  • Walk-ins will now be accepted at clinics offering Moderna for those 50 years and older. This includes Moderna clinics at NGH from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Moderna clinics at the Simcoe Recreation Centre and the Riverside Exhibition Centre from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

GO-VAXX Bus Clinics

  • The GO-VAXX bus has moved to online booking for all bus pop-ups.
  • The bus can accommodate 300 appointments and can be booked using the provincial booking tool as of 8 a.m. the day before the clinic.
  • Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Valley Heights Secondary School.

 

GO-VAXX Indoor Clinics

  • GO-VAXX will be offering pop-up indoor clinics at Dunnville Lifespan on Fridays in January. Appointments can be booked for indoor pop-ups at www.hnhu.org/popup.

 

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+) 

  • ​Several appointments at different locations across the counties are available online.
  • Appointments continue to be posted at hnhu.org/popup
  • Clinics at NGH and mass clinic sites in Haldimand and Norfolk will now be accepting walk-ins for individuals 50+ to receive Moderna.
  • Doses for individuals over the age of 12 can also be received by booking with family physicians and pharmacies.