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Community Vaccine Update January 24, 2022

Statistics for residents 5 and older

Vaccine doses administered so far: 192,875 doses

Number of people completely vaccinated: 65,975

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

Proportion of local population 5+ population fully vaccinated: 76.9%

 

  • ​The HNHU and its partners have administered nearly 193,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to date. The population over the age of 5 is now 81.2% vaccinated with at least one dose and 76.9% 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 2818 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 appointments for those 30 years and older will be for Moderna at this time. 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 clinics are available for 12-29-year-olds in both counties. Pfizer is the preferred vaccine for this age group.
  • Currently, the 5-11-year-old population in HNHU is 37.3% vaccinated with at least one dose, up 0.8% from last week. 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.
  • Walk-ins will now be accepted at clinics offering Moderna for those 30 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 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 are available for booking at hnhu.org/popup. Appointments are required.
  • Monday, January 24, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – 99 King St., Delhi (Norfolk Family Health Team)
  • Tuesday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Haldimand Family Health Team Office – Caledonia
  • Tuesday, January 25, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Norfolk General Hospital
  • Wednesday, January 26, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Lakewood Elementary School – Port Dover
  • Friday, January 28, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 95 Culver St., Simcoe (Norfolk County Office)
  • Friday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Dunnville Lifespan Centre
  • Friday, January 28, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Riverside Exhibition Centre – Caledonia
  • Saturday, January 29, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Simcoe Recreation Centre
  • Saturday, January 29, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Jarvis Community Centre

 

Mass Clinics (12+) 

  • ​Several appointments at different locations across the counties are available online.
  • Appointments continue to be posted at hnhu.org/popup
  • Moderna clinics at NGH, Simcoe Recreation Centre, and Riverside Exhibition Centre will now be accepting walk-ins for individuals 30+.
  • Doses for individuals over the age of 12 can also be received by booking with family physicians and pharmacies.