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Community Vaccine Update: March 7, 2022

Statistics for residents 5 and older

Vaccine doses administered so far: 200,262 doses

Number of people fully vaccinated: 67,061

Proportion of local population 5+ with at least 1 dose: 81.7%

Proportion of local population 5+ fully vaccinated: 78.8%

 

  • ​The HNHU and its partners administered the 200 000th COVID-19 vaccine dose on Thursday, March 3, 2022. This milestone was thanks to staff across the health unit working in a variety of roles and partners across the two counties who have been supporting the COVID-19 Vaccine Program for over a year.
  • The population over the age of five is now 81.7% vaccinated with at least one dose and 78.8% fully vaccinated. Over 53% of adults aged 18+ have received their booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The HNHU is pleased to offer a new series of vaccine clinics in libraries across Haldimand and Norfolk counties. These familiar and comfortable spaces are a convenient and easy way for individuals of any age to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose.
  • Appointments for first, second, and booster doses 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.
  • The HNHU has a supply of Moderna, Pfizer, and pediatric Pfizer to support all individuals ages 5 and over to receive the vaccine of their choice. Small amounts of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) or AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines are also available by request. Novavax is expected to be available to interested residents in the coming weeks. To request J&J, AZ, or Novavax, please contact the Vaccine Hotline at [email protected] or 519-427-5903.
  • There are a large number of appointments available on the HNHU booking tool across each of the site locations. Moreover, the HNHU and  Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) are pleased to be able to offer walk-ins for all eligible individuals (i.e. ages 5-years and older for any dose number) at all clinics.
  • The HNHU continues to remind residents that being fully vaccinated and receiving a booster is the most effective way to protect yourself from severe COVID-19 infection, including infection with the Omicron variant.
  • 12-17-year olds are now eligible to receive their booster dose 6 months (168 days) after their second dose.
  • In keeping with programming across the province, the HNHU will be offering school-based vaccine clinics in the evenings and on weekends at schools in many communities in the coming weeks. Getting children vaccinated is an important way to protect them.
  • The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) has updated their recommendation for five to 11-year-olds to strongly recommend the vaccine for this age group.
  • 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. The 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.

 

 Mass Clinics and Pop-Up Clinics

  • Norfolk General Hospital vaccine clinic continues to remain open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. with some evening options throughout March.
  • Several pop-up clinics will be hosted in the month of March at various locations including libraries, schools, and other community sites.
  • Appointments continue to be posted at hnhu.org/popup.
  • Walk-ins will be accepted at all locations for individuals 5+.

 

GO-VAXX Clinics

  • GO-VAXX will be offering indoor pop-up clinics at the Dunnville Lifespan Centre Friday, March 11th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Appointments can be booked for GO-VAXX indoor pop-ups at hnhu.org/popup. Pfizer and Pediatric Pfizer will be available. Walk-ins welcome.
  • The GO-VAXX bus will be hosting clinics across Haldimand and Norfolk counties for the month of March. Appointments can be booked for GO-VAXX bus clinics at ontario.ca/bookvaccine and are posted 4 days prior to the clinic. Pfizer and Pediatric Pfizer will be available. Walk-ins welcome.
    • Saturday, March 12th at Houghton Public School between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 19th at Dunnville Food Basics between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 19th at Teeterville Public School between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 26th at Cayuga Memorial Arena between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 26th  at Walsh Public School between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.