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Community Vaccine Update: January 31, 2022

Statistics for residents 5 and older

 

Vaccine doses administered so far: 195,392 doses

Number of people completely vaccinated: 66,291

Proportion of local population 5+ population with at least 1 dose: 81.4%

Proportion of local population 5+ population fully vaccinated: 77.5%

 

  • ​The HNHU and its partners have administered over 195,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to date. The population over the age of 5 is now 81.4% vaccinated with at least one dose and 77.5% fully vaccinated.
  • The HNHU is currently expanding its capacity for Pfizer vaccine appointments.  A media release was sent at the end of last week that highlighted the availability of the Pfizer vaccine again locally. Appointments are available across the two counties and across various channels, including public health clinics, hospital clinics, primary care, pharmacies, and pop-ups like the GO-VAXX bus. Appointments can be booked at www.hnhu.org/popup.
  • Despite the increases in Pfizer availability, the HNHU would like to remind residents that Moderna is an excellent vaccine and encourage residents to take either vaccine.
  • 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.
  • If you have recently had COVID-19 you are still eligible for a first, second, or booster dose of vaccine. Residents should wait until they are out of isolation and symptoms have resolved to receive their next dose.
  • Currently, the five-11-year-old population in HNHU is 38.3% vaccinated with at least one dose, up 1% from last week. Following requests from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, the HNHU will be offering school-based vaccine clinics. Getting children vaccinated is an important way to protect them.
  • The HNHU is able to offer residents seeking a vector-based vaccine either Johnson and Johnson (J&J) or AstraZeneca (AZ) for medical reasons or preferences. To be added to a waitlist for these limited appointments, please contact [email protected].
  • Walk-ins will now be accepted at all health unit and hospital-based clinics offering for individuals ages 12 and older. This includes clinics at NGH from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and clinics at the Simcoe Recreation Centre and the Riverside Exhibition Centre.

 

GO-VAXX Indoor Clinics

  • GO-VAXX will be offering pop-up indoor clinics at Dunnville Lifespan on Fridays in February on the 11th, 18th, and 25th. Appointments can be booked for indoor pop-ups at www.hnhu.org/popup.
  • A clinic will also be hosted at Hagersville Secondary School on Sunday, February 6th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

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.
  • Tuesday, February 1, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Norfolk General Hospital
  • Tuesday, February 1, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Haldimand Family Health Team – Caledonia
  • Friday, February 4,9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 95 Culver St., Simcoe (Norfolk County Office)
  • Friday, February 4,3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Mapleview Elementary School – Dunnville

 

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, Simcoe Recreation Centre, and Riverside Exhibition Centre will now be accepting walk-ins for individuals 12+.
  • Doses for individuals over the age of 12 can also be received by booking with family physicians and pharmacies.