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Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit celebrates 50,000th dose milestone

On May 19, 2021, the 50,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine was administered to a resident within the health district.

This achievement was made possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and its many community partners.

To date, vaccines have been administered through two active mass clinics (Cayuga and Delhi), one pop-up clinic (Vittoria), one hospital hub (Norfolk General Hospital), 18+ different family physician offices, mobile Community Paramedicine Teams from Haldimand and Norfolk counties, and three pharmacies.

Approximately 4% of all vaccines administered to date have been in pharmacies in Haldimand and Norfolk counties.

The Province recently announced that it would further expand the distribution of vaccines through pharmacies, and additional local pharmacies have now signed up to administer either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Several local pharmacies are currently being on-boarded and shipments are expected to arrive at 11 locations by the end of this week or early next.

Once on-boarded, participating pharmacies will be added to the province’s lookup tool where they will be searchable by postal code or town: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations. Appointments may be booked directly through participating pharmacies.

“We are grateful for the support of all our partners in getting vaccines to residents as quickly as possible,” said Sarah Page, Norfolk County Paramedic Chief and Vaccine Task Force lead. “Pharmacies are another great channel for the long-term success of our local vaccine rollout and we’re pleased to see the program expand,” Page added.

Residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they are able, and reminded that the best vaccine to get is the one that’s available. The Health Unit and its partners will continue to work diligently until every resident that wishes to get a vaccine, has a chance to get one.

For more information on vaccine rollout in Haldimand and Norfolk counties, visit www.hnhu.org/COVAX.

Phil Hauser of Hauser's pharmacy in Dunnville looking at the camera while administering a COVID-19 vaccine to a female unnamed patient. Phil is wearing a bright shirt and personal protective equipment. Both are wearing masks.

Pictured above: Phil Hauser of Hauser’s Pharmacy (Dunnville) administering a COVID-19 vaccine to a female patient.