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Community Vaccine Update: May 25, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 52,623
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 5,248

Status updates:

  • The Health Unit is currently vaccinating individuals in accordance with the province’s rollout framework. Clinics continue to run at capacity, and more appointments are being added as supply is received. Staff continue to request additional doses from the province to ensure residents are vaccinated as quickly as possible.
  • Following direction from the province, the HNHU will be running several COVID-19 vaccination clinics for youth 12+ and their households. These dedicated clinics will be running the weeks of June 14 and June 21. More details will be announced shortly.
  • The HNHU has been instructed to prioritize available vaccine inventory to complete these vaccinations. Locally, there are an estimated 7,400 youth aged 12-18 years. The HNHU also estimates that approximately 6,000-10,000 unvaccinated household members will choose to be vaccinated with these youth in the same period.
  • Clinics for youth and their families will be available in both counties through the Hospital Hub at Norfolk General Hospital and Cayuga and Delhi Arena mass clinic sites. A number of pop-up clinics are also being coordinated to increase equitable access to clinics.
  • As a result of limited vaccine supply, the province’s direction to prioritize youth and family clinics and the number of second doses due in June, the HNHU will have limited first dose appointments available for the general population. Residents are asked to remain patient and understand that staff are working as quickly as possible with the vaccine supply available to ensure everyone who wants to get vaccinated, has a chance to do so.
  • The HNHU is committed to completing all second doses scheduled to occur during the time period of the youth vaccinations.

Eligibility, booking and waitlist information:

  • Individuals aged 12 and above are currently eligible to book first dose appointments using the provincial booking tool. If no appointments are available, residents are encouraged to add their names to the waitlist at www.hnhu.org/vaccine-waitlist.
  • Several physicians in the health district are administering Moderna vaccinations in their offices. Patients may wish to contact their physician’s office to determine if appointments are being offered.
  • Several local pharmacies are now administering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Residents can look up nearby pharmacy locations and booking options using the province’s lookup tool (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations).Local pharmacies offering vaccines can be found in Simcoe, Port Dover, Waterford, Port Rowan, Tilsonburg, Dunnville and Caledonia. Pharmacies will only appear in the lookup tool when vaccines are available for booking.
  • Individuals who require transportation supports to reach a clinic may email [email protected] to request assistance.

For more information about vaccine rollout in Haldimand and Norfolk counties, visit HNHU.org/covax.