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Community Vaccine Update – July 2, 2021

Vaccine doses administered so far: 99,715

Number of people completely vaccinated: 28,594

Proportion of local population with at least one dose: 72.7%

Proportion of local population fully vaccinated: 43.5%

Status updates:

  • To date, the Health Unit and its partners have administered nearly 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The 100,000th dose milestone is expected to occur today, an achievement made possible by the support and dedication of many healthcare and community partners across Haldimand and Norfolk.
  • Doses have been administered through 1 hospital clinic, 23 physician partners (in office clinics), 16 pharmacy partner clinics, 2 mass clinics, and more than 20 pop-up clinics to date.
  • The supply of Moderna is now outpacing the supply of Pfizer locally and across Ontario. Residents 18+ are reminded that mixing mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) is safe and provides effective protection against COVID-19. If no supply of Pfizer is available, residents are encouraged to get Moderna for their second dose if it means they can get fully immunized faster.
  • To meet local demand, pop-up clinics continue to be scheduled at various locations across the community. Over the past 6 days, nearly 3,000 doses have been administered at the smaller pop-up clinic sites. Residents are encouraged to check the Health Unit website and social media accounts for announcements regarding these clinics.
  • A Same-Day Standby List has been created to ensure no doses go to waste (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). Residents who are unable to find an appointment – for either their first OR second dose – may sign up for the daily standby list.

First dose booking information:

  • All eligible individuals are encouraged to book online using the provincial tool. Individuals who need assistance booking may contact the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900.
  • Residents may check the HNHU’s Pop-Up Clinic page and booking tool for available appointments. Pop-ups are being added regularly at various locations for first and second doses.
  • 16 local pharmacies are now administering Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Residents can look up participating pharmacies and booking options using the province’s lookup tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.

Second dose booking information:

  • Individuals 18+ who would like to accelerate their second dose may do so using the provincial booking tool or HNHU pop-up clinic form.
  • The province has announced that starting Monday, July 5, youth aged 12-17 will be eligible to book an accelerated second dose as long as it has been 28 days since their first. Youth may only receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Other program updates:

  • Individuals who are unable to access a vaccination clinic due to transportation barriers are reminded that they may contact [email protected] to request assistance.
  • The Heath Unit is seeking community volunteers to assist at the mass vaccination clinic site at the Cayuga Arena. Applicants must be 18+ and willing to volunteer on an ongoing basis to the end of September. To learn more and apply, visit https://hnhu.org/vax-volunteer.