Statistics for residents 5 and older
- Vaccine doses administered so far: 214,637 doses
- Number of people fully vaccinated: 67,466
- Proportion of local population 5+ with at least 1 dose: 82.0%
- Proportion of local population 5+ fully vaccinated: 79.5%
- Individuals who are 60 years of age and older, and Indigenous persons and their household members over the age of 18 years are now eligible for an additional booster (i.e. fourth dose). Booster doses for these groups are recommended at an interval of five months (140 days) after the previous dose but can be received at a minimum interval of three months (84 days).
- Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who received a three-dose primary series are eligible for a second booster dose (i.e. fifth dose) if they fall into one of the following groups: Individuals 60 years of age and older; First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Adults; or residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, elder care lodges and older adults living in other congregate settings. Second booster doses for these groups are recommended at an interval of five months (140 days) after the previous dose but can be received at a minimum interval of three months (84 days).
- 12 to 17-year-olds are eligible to receive a booster dose (i.e. third dose) six months (168 days) after their second dose.
- If you have recently had COVID-19 you are still eligible for a first, second, or booster dose of the vaccine. Residents should wait until they are out of isolation and symptoms have resolved to receive their next dose. The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) recommendation for the COVID-19 vaccine after COVID-19 infection is to wait up to three months after infection to receive the next dose.
Book an Appointment
- Appointments for first, second, and booster doses are available across the two counties and through various channels, including public health clinics, primary care, pharmacies, and pop-up clinics. Appointments can be booked at hnhu.org/popup.
- GO-VAXX bus clinic appointments can be booked at ontario.ca/bookvaccine and are posted 4 days prior to the clinic. Pfizer and Pediatric Pfizer will be available. Walk-ins welcome. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday, July 6 – Culver Street Parking Lot, Simcoe between 12 and 6 p.m.
- Saturday, July 9 – McKinnon Park Secondary School, Caledonia between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 13 – Hagersville No Frills between 12 and 6 p.m.
- Saturday, July 16 – Culver Street Parking Lot, Simcoe between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Novavax is available to interested residents in Haldimand and Norfolk by appointment only. To request Novavax, please contact the Vaccine Hotline at [email protected] or 519-427-5903.
- The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit continues to remind residents that being up to date on COVID-19 vaccines is the most effective way to protect yourself from severe COVID-19 infection, including infection with the Omicron variant.
- NACI has updated its recommendation for five to 11-year-olds to strongly recommend the vaccine for this age group. Getting children vaccinated is an important way to protect them. Children can book an appointment and the schedule can be found on the booking tool at www.hnhu.org/popup.