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Vaccination rollout in Haldimand and Norfolk

 

All eligible individuals may book COVID-19 vaccine appointments online at www.hnhu.org/popup or by calling the Haldimand-Norfolk vaccine hotline at 519-427-5903.

Several local pharmacies are offering Pfizer/Moderna vaccines. Residents can look up nearby participating pharmacies using the province’s lookup tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.

 

Current pop-up clinics


Out of Province Vaccines

Did you receive one or both of your COVID-19 vaccines outside of Ontario or Canada? Fill out this of form.  For more information, visit Ministry of Health COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada


Waitlists & standby lists

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Vaccine Receipts

Click here  to download a digital copy of your vaccination receipt: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
You will need to log on using your Health Card, then you will be offered the following services:

  1.  Vaccine appointment booking – book a vaccination appointment.
  2.  Vaccine receipts – Print a vaccination receipt of the dose administered.

Vaccinated Against COVID-19? What does it mean to me?

By getting vaccinated, you benefit from the protection you get against COVID-19 and the easing of restrictive
measures in your community.

You still need to follow local public health advice in public settings (e.g. workplaces, public transit). Their advice
considers community risk levels.


Community Vaccine Update – August 3, 2021

Vaccine doses administered so far: > 123,000

Number of people completely vaccinated: 51,700

Proportion of local population with at least one dose: 75.6%

Proportion of local population fully vaccinated: 67.0%

Status updates:

  • The Health Unit and its partners have now administered over 123,000 doses of vaccine. 64.4% of adults over the age of 18 are now fully vaccinated. 94% of adults over 80 are now fully vaccinated and approximately 44% of youth 12-17 years old have received at least their first dose of vaccine.
  • 97% of local cases in the past two months occurred among individuals not fully vaccinated.
  • An update and data cleaning process was completed by the Health Unit for staff in long-term care homes over the past two weeks which showed staff vaccination coverage rates are up 10% to 79% across the region.
  • The Health Unit is winding down the large vaccination sites, closing the Delhi Clinic on August 6, and Cayuga Clinic by Labour Day.
  • A creative campaign partnering with local fire halls kicks off this week for individuals who require first or second doses.

Firehall pop-up clinics:

  • August 4 – Selkirk
  • August 5 – Teeterville
  • August 9 – Fairground
  • August 10 – Hagersville

 

How to receive your vaccine:

  • Appointments for those scheduled for the Delhi Clinic after August 6 are considered canceled. New second appointments can be made at www.hnhu.org/popup.
  • Information on how to register for community pop-ups can be found at www.hnhu.org/popup.
  • Norfolk General Hospital continues to offer walk-ins for first doses Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Youth pop-ups to offer second doses to the first 3 groups being held the weeks of August 16 and 23. Register at www.hnhu.org/YOUTHCLINIC.

 

Individuals who are unable to access a vaccination clinic due to transportation barriers are reminded that they may contact [email protected] to request assistance.

For more information on the local vaccine rollout, visit HNHU.org/covax.

 

Community Vaccine Update – July 21, 2021

Vaccine doses administered so far: 118,306

Number of people completely vaccinated: 47,515

Proportion of local population with at least one dose: 74.7%

Proportion of local population fully vaccinated: 62.0%

With the vaccination rollout covering large portions of the population in Haldimand and Norfolk counties, the COVID-19 vaccination program will begin to ramp-down over the coming weeks.

All residents with a second dose appointment booked for August, September or October who are 28 days past their first dose are being asked to book an appointment at a closer date. Appointments are available in Cayuga, Delhi and in Simcoe and may be booked using the HNHU’s Online Booking Tool.

Additionally, in an effort to provide as many options as possible for first doses, Norfolk General Hospital is now accepting walk-ins for first doses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily when the clinic is operating. As of July 26, NGH’s Vaccine Clinic will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Residents can book into local clinics by going to www.hnhu.org/popup or by calling the Health Unit’s Vaccine Hotline at 519-427-5903.

How to book:

  • Residents can book an appointment on the HNHU pop-up clinic booking page at hnhu.org/popup and book online for these appointments using the HNHU booking tool. For assistance booking into a pop-up clinic, please call 519-427-5903. Check back regularly, as pop-ups are always being added at various locations across the community.
  • Several local pharmacies are offering Pfizer/Moderna vaccines. Residents can look up nearby participating pharmacies using the province’s lookup tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
  • If no appointments are available, individuals are encouraged to add their names to the daily standby list at www.hnhu.org/standby

Individuals who are unable to access a vaccination clinic due to transportation barriers are reminded that they may contact [email protected] to request assistance.

For more information on the local vaccine rollout, visit HNHU.org/covax.

 

 

Community Vaccine Update – July 12, 2021

Vaccine doses administered so far: 118,306

Number of people completely vaccinated: 47,515

Proportion of local population with at least one dose: 74.7%

Proportion of local population fully vaccinated: 62.0%

With the vaccination rollout covering large portions of the population in Haldimand and Norfolk counties, the COVID-19 vaccination program will begin to ramp-down over the coming weeks.

All residents with a second dose appointment booked for August, September or October who are 28 days past their first dose are being asked to book an appointment at a closer date. Appointments are available in Cayuga, Delhi and in Simcoe and may be booked using the HNHU’s Online Booking Tool.

Additionally, in an effort to provide as many options as possible for first doses, Norfolk General Hospital is now accepting walk-ins for first doses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily when the clinic is operating. As of July 26, NGH’s Vaccine Clinic will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Residents can book into local clinics by going to www.hnhu.org/popup or by calling the Health Unit’s Vaccine Hotline at 519-427-5903.

How to book:

  • Residents can book an appointment on the HNHU pop-up clinic booking page at hnhu.org/popup and book online for these appointments using the HNHU booking tool. For assistance booking into a pop-up clinic, please call 519-427-5903. Check back regularly, as pop-ups are always being added at various locations across the community.
  • Several local pharmacies are offering Pfizer/Moderna vaccines. Residents can look up nearby participating pharmacies using the province’s lookup tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
  • If no appointments are available, individuals are encouraged to add their names to the daily standby list at www.hnhu.org/standby

Individuals who are unable to access a vaccination clinic due to transportation barriers are reminded that they may contact [email protected] to request assistance.

For more information on the local vaccine rollout, visit HNHU.org/covax.

 

 

Community Vaccine Update – July 12, 2021

Vaccine doses administered so far: 110,188

Number of people completely vaccinated: 39,459

Proportion of local population 18+ with at least one dose: 74%

Proportion of local population 18+ fully vaccinated: 55%

Status updates:

  • The Health Unit and its partners have now administered over 110,000 doses of vaccine and vaccination rates continue to trend upwards. 55% of adults over the age of 18 are now fully vaccinated. 90% of adults over 80 are now fully vaccinated and approximately 40% of youth 12-17 years old have received at least their first dose of vaccine.
  • In an effort to get more youth vaccinated before their return to school in September, dedicated clinics for youth and their families are being offered across Haldimand and Norfolk. Youth and their families may book online through hnhu.org/youthclinic. These clinics are open to youth aged 12-17 from Haldimand or Norfolk and family members who live in the same household.Upcoming youth clinics include:Monday, July 19 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waterford District High School
    Wednesday, July 21 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunnville Secondary School
    Monday, July 26 – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Talbot Gardens Arena (Simcoe)
  • To meet local demand, pop-up clinics continue to be scheduled at various locations across the community. 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:

  • 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.
  • Individuals may also book online using the provincial tool. Individuals who need assistance booking may contact the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900.
  • Youth aged 12-17 and their family members in the same household may book appointments at a dedicated youth clinic administering Pfizer. To book at one of these dedicated clinics, visit org/youthclinic.
  • 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 12+ are encouraged to book their second dose as soon as possible (28 days after their first dose). Individuals who wish to accelerate their second dose may do so using the HNHU pop-up clinic form or provincial booking tool.
  • Youth and their family members within the same household may book second doses as a dedicated youth clinic.

Other program updates:

  • Individuals who are unable to access a vaccination clinic due to transportation or other barriers (e.g. not having a health card) are reminded that they may contact [email protected] to request assistance.

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.

 

Community Vaccine Update – June 21, 2021

Vaccine doses administered so far: 82,738

Number of people completely vaccinated: 19,277

Proportion of local population with at least one dose: 71%

Proportion of local population fully vaccinated: 26%

Status updates:

  • To date, the Health Unit and its partners have administered over 82,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • For the second week in a row, the Health Unit and its partners administered more than 10,000 doses through 20 different clinics, 18 primary care physician offices and 15 pharmacy-led vaccination centres.
  • Clinics continue to run at capacity, and appointments are being added as vaccine supply is received from the province. The HNHU continues to lobby and advocate for more doses to expedite local rollout. All residents are encouraged to take the first appointment available, regardless of location.
  • To meet local demand, pop-up clinics continue to be scheduled at various locations across the community. Residents are encouraged to check the Health Unit website and social media accounts for announcements regarding these clinics.

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. Individuals unable to book an appointment for their first dose are encouraged to add their names to the waitlist at hnhu.org/vaccine-waitlist.
  • 15 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.
  • Dedicated clinics for youth 12-17 and their households are now running, with flexible evening and weekend hours. Appointments at these youth & family clinics may be booked by calling the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900. Youth aged 12-17 can ONLY receive Pfizer.

At the time of first dose booking, a second dose appointment will be generated for youth (during the month of August), with the aim of having all students fully vaccinated by the time they return to school.

Second dose booking information:

  • The province is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. Effective today, individuals who received a first dose prior to May 9, 2021 who would like to move up their second doses may now do so using the provincial booking tool or HNHU form.
  • The province has announced that as of June 28, 2021, all remaining Ontarians age 18 and older will be eligible to book an accelerated second dose appointment.
  • If no appointments are available, eligible individuals may add their names to the second dose waitlist at www.hnhu.org/second-dose-waitlist.

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 from June to the end of September. To learn more and apply, visit https://hnhu.org/vax-volunteer.

 

Community Vaccine Update – June 15, 2021

 

Vaccine doses administered so far: 74,074

Number of people completely vaccinated: 14,584

Proportion of local population with at least one dose: 69.5%

Proportion of local population fully vaccinated: 18.1%

Status updates:

  • To date, the Health Unit and its partners have administered over 74,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • During the week of June 7-13, the Health Unit and its partners administered a record-breaking 10,580 doses through 21 different clinics, 18 primary care physician offices and 15 pharmacy-led vaccination centres.
  • According to the province, approximately 69.5% of adults in Haldimand and Norfolk have received at least one dose of vaccine. This figure takes into account individuals who received doses outside of the health district (e.g. they may work in another region or be an essential caregiver elsewhere).
  • The Health Unit could not have accomplished this without the dedication and support of local hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, workplace leaders, emergency services and staff members across both Counties.
  • Special thanks are owed to the Health Unit’s internal planning team: Josh Daley (Health Promoter, HNHSS), Jackie Wood (Health Planner, HNHSS), Bhaven Kapadia (Paramedic, NCPS), Nicole Stone (Health Promoter, HNHSS), Laura Goyette (Registered Dietitian, HNHSS), Dr. Kate Bishop-Williams (Epidemiologist, HNHSS) and Paramedic Chief Sarah Page (NCPS and COVID-19 Vaccine Team Lead) who have been instrumental in facilitating the local vaccine rollout program.
  • Clinics continue to run at capacity, and appointments are being added as vaccine supply is received from the province. The HNHU continues to lobby and advocate for more doses to expedite local rollout. All residents are encouraged to take the first appointment available, regardless of location.

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. Individuals unable to book an appointment for their first dose are encouraged to add their names to the waitlist at hnhu.org/vaccine-waitlist.
  • 15 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.
  • Dedicated clinics for youth 12-17 and their households are running the weeks of June 14 and June 21. Appointments at these youth & family clinics may be booked by calling the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900. Youth aged 12-17 can ONLY receive Pfizer.

At the time of first dose booking, a second dose appointment will be generated for youth (during the month of August), with the aim of having all students fully vaccinated by the time they return to school.

Second dose booking information:

  • The province is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. Currently in Haldimand and Norfolk, residents 70+ and  individuals who received a first dose prior to April 18, 2021 who would like to move up their second doses may now do so using the provincial booking tool or HNHU form.
  • The province has released an approximate schedule of when the broader population will be able to accelerate their second doses. This schedule can be found on the province’s vaccine information website.
  • The Health Unit is still contacting individuals to schedule second dose appointments on a ‘first in, first out’ basis (e.g. individuals who received a first dose in March will get their second dose before those who had their first shot in April).If you or a loved one is eligible for a second dose but has not received a call, booking independently through the provincial booking tool or provincial call centre (1-833-943-3900) is strongly encouraged.
  • If no appointments are available, eligible individuals may add their names to the second dose waitlist at www.hnhu.org/second-dose-waitlist.

Other program updates:

  • Local pharmacies are expecting to receive a small allocation of AstraZeneca from the province. Residents who received AZ at a participating local pharmacy will be able to make an informed decision whether to take AZ or mRNA as second dose.
  • 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 from June to the end of September. To learn more and apply, visit https://hnhu.org/vax-volunteer.

Community Vaccine Update – June 9, 2021

Vaccine doses administered so far: 68,138

Number of people completely vaccinated: 10,466

Status updates:

  • To date, the HNHU and its partners have administered over 68,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine; 7,000 of which were administered in the last 7 days.
  • Approximately 9,500 second doses have been administered locally (4,000 in the past week). Over 11% of the local population is now fully vaccinated.
  • According to the province, approximately 68% of residents in Haldimand and Norfolk have received at least one dose of vaccine. This figure takes into account individuals who received doses outside of the health district (e.g. they may work in another region or be an essential caregiver elsewhere).
  • The Health Unit is transitioning to a new mass immunization clinic model that will see increased daily vaccine appointments of between 1200-2000 per clinic, up from 500-600. The new model was launched on June 1, 2021 at the Cayuga Arena Clinic, and has been a great success. Across the Counties over 2000 doses were administered on ONE DAY – Saturday June 5th – setting a new daily record.
  • Clinics continue to run at capacity, and appointments are being added as vaccine supply is received from the province. The HNHU continues to lobby and advocate for more doses to expedite local rollout. All residents are encouraged to take the first appointment available, regardless of location.

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. Individuals unable to book an appointment for their first dose are encouraged to add their names to the waitlist at hnhu.org/vaccine-waitlist.
  • 15 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.
  • Dedicated clinics for youth 12-17 and their households are being held the weeks of June 14 and June 21. Appointments at these youth & family clinics may be booked by calling the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900. Youth aged 12-17 can ONLY receive Pfizer.
  • At the time of first dose booking, a second dose appointment will be generated for youth (during the month of August), with the aim of having all students fully vaccinated by the time they return to school.

Second dose booking information:

  • The province is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. Currently, residents 70+ and  individuals who received a first dose prior to April 18, 2021 who would like to move up their second doses may now do so using the provincial booking tool or HNHU form.
  • The Health Unit is still contacting individuals to schedule second dose appointments on a ‘first in, first out’ basis (e.g. individuals who received a first dose in March will get their second dose before those who had their first shot in April).
  • If you or a loved one is eligible for a second dose but has not received a call, booking independently through the provincial booking tool or provincial call centre (1-833-943-3900) is strongly encouraged.

Other program updates:

  • mRNA vaccine mixing is now approved in Ontario. The Province and the Health Unit continue to recommend the same brand for second dose as the first, unless the brand is unavailable (i.e. due to low supply).
  • Local pharmacies are expecting to receive a small allocation of AstraZeneca from the province in mid-June. Residents who received AZ at a participating local pharmacy will be able to make an informed decision whether to take AZ or mRNA as second dose.
  • 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 from June to the end of September. To learn more and apply, visit https://hnhu.org/vax-volunteer.

Community Vaccine Update – June 4, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 60,847
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 7,820

Status updates

  • The Cayuga pod-style model was launched on Tuesday, June 1, and has been a great success. The clinic launched with a capacity of 800 on day 1 and has 1,200 appointments booked for tomorrow, Saturday, June 5.
  • 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.
  • The province has increased eligibility for second doses and now all individuals who are 70 years of age and older or who were vaccinated on or before April 18 are eligible to book their appointment. Appointments can be booked online or by phone.
  • The HNHU successfully advocated for more vaccines over the last few weeks and has released many new appointments in both counties. If you are eligible for a first or second dose, please go online or call the provincial call centre to book. Please take the earliest appointments available to help us complete the “first-in, first-out” direction.
  • Dedicated clinics for youth 12-17 and their households are scheduled to begin the week of June 14. Appointments for youth and their households at these dedicated clinics may be booked by calling the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900.
  • At the time of first dose booking, a second dose appointment will be generated for youth (during the month of August), with the aim of having all students fully vaccinated by the time they return to school.
  • Additional locations beyond the mass immunization clinics are being added whenever possible. Some pharmacies are also able to vaccinate youth. See the provincial list for whether local pharmacies in your community are able to vaccinate youth: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
  • 15 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.
  • Residents of both counties are encouraged to take the first appointment they are able to get, regardless of location. Supports remain available for individuals who are unable to make it to a clinic due to transportation-related barriers. Residents can request assistance by e-mailing [email protected].

 

Information regarding second doses:

  • The province is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. Currently, residents 70+, high-risk healthcare workers and individuals who received a first dose prior to April 18, 2021 who would like to move up their second doses may now do so using the provincial booking tool or HNHU form.
  • The Health Unit is attempting to contact these individuals to schedule second dose appointments so no one is missed, however, booking independently using the online tools available is strongly recommended. The Health Unit is unable to make calls fast enough to get everyone booked in a timely fashion. If you or a loved one is eligible for your second dose and have not received a call, please call the provincial line at 1-833-943-3900 or book on the provincial booking tool.
  • The province released new direction to local pharmacies that administered first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. Individuals who received their first dose of AZ at a pharmacy will be eligible for a second dose of AZ in pharmacy sometime in mid-June. Individuals who had AZ may also make an informed decision to book for Pfizer or Moderna second dose on the provincial booking tool or at a pharmacy.

For more information regarding the province’s schedule of accelerated second dose bookings, check the provincial website. Updates will be shared with the community as more groups become eligible for accelerated second doses.

Call for Volunteers

  • 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 from June to the end of September.
  • Volunteer duties are non-clinical in nature and include screening, ensuring use of hand sanitizer and physical distancing, directing people to registration or immunization stations, and cleaning chairs and hi-touch areas as needed. Interested individuals may apply at https://hnhu.org/vax-volunteer.

 

Community Vaccine Update – June 2, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 58,758
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 6,608

Status updates:

  • Approximately 58% of the adult population in Haldimand and Norfolk counties has now received at least one dose of vaccine. This number takes into account approximately 10% of residents who were vaccinated outside of the health district.
  • As increased vaccine supply comes in from the province, the Health Unit will transition to a new mass immunization delivery model in Cayuga that will see increased daily vaccine appointments of between 1200-2000 per clinic, up from 500-600.
  • All eligible individuals are encouraged to book online using the provincial tool or add their name to the Health Unit’s waitlist if no appointments are available. Individuals who need assistance booking may contact the province’s vaccine hotline at 1-833-943-3900.
  • Dedicated clinics for youth 12+ and their households are scheduled to begin the week of June 14. Appointments for youth and their households at these dedicated clinics may be booked by calling the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900.At the time of first dose booking, a second dose appointment will be generated for youth (during the month of August), with the aim of having all students fully vaccinated by the time they return to school.
  • 15 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.
  • Residents of both counties are encouraged to take the first appointment they are able to get, regardless of location. Supports remain available for individuals who are unable to make it to a clinic due to transportation-related barriers. Residents can request assistance by e-mailing [email protected].

Information regarding second doses:

  • The province is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. Currently, residents 80+, high-risk healthcare workers and individuals who received a first dose prior to March 12, 2021 who would like to move up their second doses may now do so using the provincial booking tool or HNHU form.The Health Unit will continue to contact these individuals to schedule second dose appointments so no one is missed, however, booking independently using the online tools available is strongly recommended.
  • The province is expected to provide direction to local pharmacies who administered first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. Individuals who received their first dose of AZ at a pharmacy will be informed of their options once provincial direction/AZ supply is received.
  • For more information regarding the province’s schedule of accelerated second dose bookings, check the timeline on their website. Updates will be shared with the community as more groups become eligible for accelerated second doses.

Call for volunteers:

  • 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 from June to the end of September.
  • Volunteer duties are non-clinical in nature and include screening, ensuring use of hand sanitizer and physical distancing, directing people to registration or immunization stations, and cleaning chairs and hi-touch areas as needed. Interested individuals may apply at https://hnhu.org/vax-volunteer.

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.
  • 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.

Community Vaccine Update – May 17, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 48,102
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 5,102

Status updates and eligibility information: 

  • Today, the Province announced that all adults 18+ will become eligible to receive a vaccine as of Tuesday, May 18, 2021. All individuals 18+ and previous priority groups are encouraged to book a vaccine using the provincial booking tool.
  • With eligibility rapidly expanding, there is an increased demand for vaccine appointments. The Health Unit has requested additional doses from the Province in order to meet these demands and expedite community rollout. Clinics continue to run at capacity, and appointments are being added as vaccine supply is received.
  • If there are no appointments open, eligible individuals are encouraged to add their name to the waitlist for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no shows, etc). This consolidated waitlist is now open to all individuals 18+; previous waitlists are now closed. Please add your name to the new waitlist if you have not yet booked an appointment.
  • Individuals who received their first dose of vaccine prior to April 20 are currently being contacted by the Health Unit to schedule second dose appointments. Second doses are being booked by date of first dose, not by age or group, to ensure they are administered within the 16-week (112 day) timeframe established by the province.
  • If you have not received a phone call from the Health Unit and it is more than 90 days after your first dose, please call the vaccine hotline at 519-427-5903 and leave a message for follow-up.
  • Individuals who are eligible but who have not received a vaccine due to transportation issues may reach out to the HNHU via email ([email protected]) or phone (519-427-5903) to request assistance. These services are reserved for individuals where transportation has been a barrier to receiving a vaccination.

Vaccines for youth 12+:

  • The province is finalizing plans to administer both doses of vaccine to youth aged 12 to 17. The province anticipates these vaccinations for youth will be offered from mid-June to the end of August, in collaboration with school boards and other partners. More information will be provided once details are confirmed.

Community Vaccine Update – May 14, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 46,205
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 5,102

Status update: 

  • The Health Unit is currently vaccinating eligible individuals in Phase 2 of the province’s rollout framework. Current eligibility details can be found at hnhu.org/covax-eligible.
  • Individuals who received their first dose of vaccine prior to April 20 are currently being contacted by the Health Unit to schedule second dose appointments. Second doses are being booked by date of the first dose, not by age or group, to ensure they are administered within the 16-week (112 day) timeframe established by the province.
  • If you have not received a phone call from the Health Unit and it is more than 90 days after your first dose, please call the vaccine hotline at 519-427-5903 and leave a message for follow-up.
  • All appointments from May 19 onward may be booked using the provincial tool.
  • As the province expands eligibility further, there will be an increased demand for vaccine appointments. The Health Unit has requested additional doses in order to meet these demands and expedite community rollout. Clinics continue to run at capacity, and appointments are being added as vaccine supply is received.

Information regarding AstraZeneca vaccine:

  • Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has advised that the Ontario government is reviewing data to consider whether to use AstraZeneca for second doses. The province will be announcing next steps and guidance for people who received AstraZeneca as a first dose.
  • All mass clinic sites in Haldimand and Norfolk are administering the Pfizer vaccine while participating physicians have been administering Moderna.
  •  Individuals who received a first dose of AstraZeneca at a participating local pharmacy will be contacted regarding next steps once further instruction is provided by the province.

Eligibility and waitlist information:

  • Individuals 40 and above, essential workers in Group 1 and Group 2 and individuals from all other previous groups are currently eligible to book online.
  • Individuals 18+ become eligible across Ontario beginning May 24.
  • The province is finalizing plans to administer both doses of vaccine to youth aged 12 to 17. The province anticipates these vaccinations for youth will be offered from mid-June to the end of August, in collaboration with school boards and other partners.
  • Waitlists continue to be an integral part of the local vaccine rollout strategy by ensuring unused doses (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc) never go to waste and priority populations are receiving their shots as quickly as possible.
  • If appointments are not available in the online booking system, the following priority groups may add their names to specific waitlists for potential end-of-day appointments: pregnant women, essential workers, and at-risk health conditions.

Transportation services:

  • Individuals who are eligible but who have not received a vaccine due to transportation issues may reach out to the HNHU via email ([email protected]) or phone (519-427-5903) to request assistance. These services are reserved for individuals where transportation has been a barrier to receiving a vaccination.

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

Community Vaccine Update – May 6, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 40,922
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 4,919

Status update: 

  • The Health Unit is currently vaccinating eligible individuals in Phase 2 of the province’s rollout framework. Current eligibility details can be found at hnhu.org/covax-eligible.
  • The 40,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine was administered in the health district earlier this week. The Health Unit is grateful to its many partners for their continued support and dedication. Clinics continue to run at capacity, and more are being added as vaccine supply is received.
  • The Health Unit is transitioning to the Provincial Vaccine Appointment Booking system (VAB). All appointments from May 19 onward may be booked using the provincial tool. Appointments leading up to May 19 may be booked through the Health Unit’s online booking tool.

Eligibility updates and waitlist information:

  • Essential workers in Group 1 are currently eligible to book online now at hnhu.org/covid19vaccine or at www.covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ (for appointments May 19 or later). If appointments are not available, they may add their name to the waitlist for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). To sign up, visit www.hnhu.org/waitlistessential.
  • Essential workers in Group 2 of the Province’s rollout framework may also add their names to the essential worker waitlist. Essential workers in Group 2 will become eligible to book online as of May 10.
  • Individuals with at-risk health conditions are encouraged to add their names to the at-risk condition waitlist at hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist. Patients with at-risk health conditions will become eligible to book online as of May 10.
  • Individuals aged 40 and above will become eligible to book online as of May 10.

Community Vaccine Update – May 3, 2021

Status update: 

The province has made substantial changes to the COVID-19 vaccine program. The at-risk health condition category has been removed from the rollout and moved to a strictly age-based model. Essential workplaces where employees cannot work from home are still included in the new rollout.

As of Monday, May 3, all individuals who are 50 years of age or older (born in or before 1971) are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.

As of Monday, May 3, all individuals in Essential Workers Group 1 are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. The following employees are part of Group 1:

  • Employees working in school systems (including educators, custodial, bus, administration)
  • Workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, Children’s Aid, emergency management, and infrastructure restoration)
  • Enforcement, inspection, and compliance (including by-law, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspectors, labour inspectors, WSIB field workers)
  • Foster care agency workers, including in-home foster care providers
  • Food manufacturing and distribution workers (includes truck drivers distributing food)
  • Agriculture and farm workers
  • Cemetery workers (includes funeral and crematorium)

Outstanding Priority Groups

  • If individuals from Phase 1 or Phase 2 (over the age of 60, healthcare workers, residents and staff in congregate settings, and individuals with highest and high-risk conditions) require assistance with booking an appointment, they should contact the vaccine line at [email protected] or 519-427-5903 for assistance.
  • Homebound patients who have not identified themselves to the HNHU and who are serviced by organizations other than the LHIN should contact [email protected] or 519-427-5903 to be added to a list.
  • Individuals with at-risk conditions should continue to add their names to the at-risk health conditions waitlist at hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist. This waitlist is the only way for individuals with at-risk health conditions to receive a dose before their age category becomes eligible.

Booking

  • The HNHU is transitioning to the provincial Vaccine Appointment Booking (VAB) tool. All appointments from May 19 onward can be booked at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/.
  • The Health Unit will not immediately have enough vaccine available for all eligible patients to book an appointment immediately after they become eligible. Please be patient and continue to check the booking portal, as additional appointments will be frequently added.
  • Residents 40 and above may visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations to locate a nearby pharmacy administering AstraZeneca vaccine and book an appointment.

Transportation

  • Individuals who are unable to attend a COVID-19 vaccine appointment due to transportation can now book an appointment with transportation supports. Residents who are unable to coordinate transportation to a COVID-19 vaccine appointment due to financial, physical or other challenges will be able to take advantage of this program. To access this program, residents are asked to contact the COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 519-427-5903 or [email protected].

Community Vaccine Update – April 27, 2021

Status update: 

As per provincial direction released today, child care workers in licensed settings will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as of Thursday, April 29, 2021. Child care workers that are employees of licensed childcare settings in Haldimand and Norfolk counties may book appointments using the Health Unit’s online booking tool.

At this time, child care workers eligible for this phase of vaccine access include the following individuals:

  • Licensees, employees and students (18+) on an educational placement who interact directly with children in licensed child care centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs and;
  • Licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of a home child care agency and students (18+) on an educational placement who interact directly with children in a licensed home child care setting.

A letter from the employer or proof of employment is required. Proof of employment must be presented when you arrive for your appointment.

Community Vaccine Update – April 23, 2021

Status update: 

  • As per the provincial direction released today, women who are currently pregnant have been moved from the at-risk to the highest-risk group. This makes pregnant women in Haldimand and Norfolk immediately eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • As a highest-risk condition, women who are pregnant are able to identify one caregiver for a vaccination. These caregivers are also eligible immediately.
  • Pregnant women can go to the online booking tool to book the next available appointment at hnhu.org/covid19vaccine
  • A second waitlist has been created for women who are pregnant to add their name here: hnhu.org/waitlistpregnant
  • Women who have questions about whether they should personally proceed with vaccination are encouraged to contact their physician or medical team overseeing their pregnancy.

 

 

Community Vaccine Update – April 22, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 32,959
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 2349

Status update: 

  • The Health Unit is currently vaccinating individuals 60 and above, as well as individuals with high-risk health conditions as per Phase 2 of the province’s rollout framework. These eligible groups are encouraged to use the online booking tool to set up an appointment.
  • Local pharmacies are administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to residents 40 and above. To find a local pharmacy and book an appointment, visit the province’s online lookup tool.
  • If you have an at-risk condition and have not added your name to the waitlist for potential end-of-day appointments, we encourage you to add your name at www.hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist.
  • Clinics continue to run at capacity, and additional clinic days have been added to meet current demands. More dates are being added to the online booking portal as more vaccines become available. The HNHU has requested additional trays of vaccine from the province in order to expedite community rollout.
  • Residents who have scheduled a COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they are no longer able to attend are asked to cancel their appointment online or notify the HNHU by phone (519-427-5903).
  • Residents are asked to not book multiple appointments for the same person. If you have made it to the confirmation screen in the online booking tool, regardless of whether you received an email, please consider your appointment confirmed. You may need to check your Junk Folder to find the confirmation email.
  • Please only book or add your name to the waitlists if you meet the appropriate eligibility criteria. The clinic staff will turn away ineligible individuals and call eligible candidates from the waitlist.
  • Essential workers (as defined by the province) will not be eligible until all individuals who are over the age of 60 and all individuals who are in the at-risk group have been vaccinated. Essential workers should expect to be eligible around June 1.
  • Residents who wish to receive vaccine eligibility information and updates via e-mail are encouraged to sign up at https://hnhu.org/news-events/.

Community Vaccine Update – April 20, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 31,230
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 2349

Status update: 

  • All eligible individuals are encouraged to use the online booking tool to set up an appointment.
  • Eligibility for HNHU clinics has been expanded to 60+. hnhu.org/covax-eligible
  • The province has announced that the AstraZeneca vaccine will be offered to individuals 40 years old and over in pharmacies, starting on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021. Locations can be found here.
  • Approximately 25% of adults in both counties have received at least a first dose of vaccine. Clinics continue to run at capacity, and additional clinic days have been added to meet current demands.
  • The HNHU has enough vaccine stockpile to complete all doses scheduled up to Friday, May 7, 2021, accounting for incoming shipments. The HNHU has requested additional trays of vaccine from the province in order to expedite community rollout.
  • The HNHU has now received three brands of COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca, and strongly encourages the public to accept any vaccine they are offered to increase herd immunity as quickly as possible.
  • Residents with at-risk health conditions may add their names to a wait-list for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). A list of at-risk health conditions as defined by the Province is available here.
  • Residents 65 and above and individuals with the highest-risk health conditions who have not yet received a vaccine are encouraged to complete the Outstanding Vaccination Recipients registration form. This form will ensure individuals who have called the vaccine hotline and are truly outstanding are being booked in as quickly as possible.
  • The HNHU Vaccine Hotline is receiving up to 1000 calls per day and staff are responding to calls as quickly as possible. Please do not call the hotline again once you have left a message and await a reply. Your initial call/e-mail WILL be returned.

Community Vaccine Update – April 9, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 24,012
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,787

Status update: 

  • The online vaccination appointment booking tool is up and running. All eligible individuals are encouraged to use the online booking tool to set up an appointment. The Health Unit is working diligently to complete callbacks and ensure that every eligible resident who wants a vaccine, receives one. The community’s patience and support is appreciated.
  • Approximately 4,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered to eligible residents across Haldimand and Norfolk this week alone. Clinics continue to run at capacity, and additional clinic days have been added to meet current demands.
  • With high enrollment in clinics, the HNHU is moving in 5-year increments to prioritize highest risk groups. These groups are based on both age and health conditions, as per Provincial direction. Should there be any gaps in the clinic schedule, the HNHU is prepared to move to the next age group in less than 24 hours. At no time will the HNHU allow doses to go unused or see clinics not operating at capacity.

Community Vaccine Update – April 8, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 22,797
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,768

Status update: 

  • Currently, the online vaccine appointment booking tool is down, and staff are working to get it back up and running. Residents are asked to be patient and not leave multiple messages on the vaccine hotline regarding appointments – your call WILL be returned.
  • Staff are continuing to return resident phone calls and book appointments for eligible individuals. The vaccine line is receiving up to 1000 calls per day, and callbacks are being completed as quickly as possible.
  •  Residents 65 and above, and residents with high-risk health conditions are currently eligible to register for a vaccine appointment. This group is being asked to wait until the online booking system is live to book an appointment or leave one message only with the Vaccine Hotline (519-427-5903). To view a more detailed outline of eligibility, please visit hnhu.org/covax-eligible

 

  • Residents 60-64 years of age are encouraged to add their names to a wait-list for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). Lists of individuals aged 65+ will be exhausted first. Eligible individuals will only be contacted if there are available doses at end of the day at the various clinic locations. The waitlist signup form is available at hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist.

 

More information here.

Community Vaccine Update – April 2, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 20,000
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,734

Status update: 

  • The province of Ontario officially moved to Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
  • The HNHU administered its 20,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
  • Approximately 21.2% of adults in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Individuals 70 and above, as well as individuals with highest-risk health conditions as defined by the Ministry of Health, are currently eligible to receive a vaccine.

Online booking tool information

  • The HNHU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Online Booking tool is now live. The online booking tool allows eligible candidates to book their vaccination appointment online at any of the mass clinic or hospital hub sites. The Online Booking tool is available here: https://hnhu.org/covid19vaccine/.
  • The Online Booking tool is just one way that the HNHU is responding to high call volumes and prioritizing getting eligible candidates vaccinated as quickly as possible. Individuals who are unable to book online for any reason are still welcome to call the Vaccine Hotline at 519-427-5903 or e-mail [email protected] for support.
  • General inquiries about the vaccine, Ministry of Health Guidance, and more can be directed to the province’s Vaccine General Inquiries line at 1-888-999-6488.

Making an appointment

  • All individuals 70 and above who live in Haldimand or Norfolk may now use the online booking tool to book an appointment. Individuals who are unable to book online may contact the Vaccine hotline (519-427-5903 or [email protected]) to set up an appointment.
  • Individuals with highest-risk health conditions may use the online booking tool to book an appointment. Individuals who are unable to book online may contact the Vaccine hotline (519-427-5903 or [email protected]) to set up an appointment. Note: Highest-risk health conditions were identified by the province’s Ministry of Health and include: organ transplant recipients, stem cell transplant recipients, patients with neurological diseases that impact respiratory function, patients with hematological malignancies diagnosed in the last year, or individuals with kidney diseases and an eGFR reading of <30.
  • Individuals aged 65-69 (born in the years 1952-1956) can now add their names to a wait-list for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). Lists of individuals aged 70+ will be exhausted first. Eligible individuals will only be contacted if there are available doses at end of day at the various clinic locations. The waitlist signup form is available at hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist.

 


Community Vaccine Update – March 31, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 19,517
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,627

Status update: 

  • Ontario officially moves into Phase 2 of its vaccination rollout framework on April 1, 2021.
  • As with Phase 1, Phase 2 is comprised of a number of smaller phases. The proposed schedule from the province can be found here.
  • The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is currently booking adults 70 years of age and older.
  • As of Thursday, April 1, the HNHU will begin vaccinating individuals with the Highest-Risk conditions and those living in the Highest-Risk Congregate settings. This first portion of Phase 2 is estimated to take approximately 2 weeks. The HNHU will then begin to vaccinate individuals who are 65+ after these groups are completed, moving sequentially through groups from there.
  • Once interested individuals with high-risk conditions have been vaccinated, the HNHU will then move to essential workers who cannot work from home. This is not expected to occur until AT LEAST the middle of May. Please do not call to book an appointment unless you have been specifically requested to do so and you fall within a group eligible to receive a vaccine. If you are not yet eligible, your request for an appointment will be denied.
  • The Vaccination Hotline is receiving up to 1000 calls and emails per day. The Vaccination Team is working hard to return all calls and emails. Please do not leave multiple messages. Staff will return your message as quickly as possible.

Making an appointment

  • Individuals 70 and above whose family doctors are located within Haldimand or Norfolk County are currently being contacted to book vaccine appointments.
  • Individuals 70 and above who do not have a family physician and wish to receive the vaccine are encouraged to contact the vaccine line (519-427-5903 or [email protected]) and leave their name, age, and phone number to be booked for an appointment when one becomes available.
  • Individuals aged 65-69 (born in the years 1952-1956) can now add their names to a wait-list for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). Lists of individuals aged 70+ will be exhausted first. Eligible individuals will only be contacted if there are available doses at end of day at the various clinic locations. The waitlist signup form is available at
  • hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist.
  • Individuals with highest-risk health conditions should expect to be contacted by their family physician or the Health Unit in the coming week. If an individual with a highest-risk health condition does not have a local doctor, they may call or email the Vaccine Line ([email protected] or 519-427-5903) to identify themselves.

 

Note: Highest-risk health conditions were identified by the province’s Ministry of Health and include: organ transplant recipients, stem cell transplant recipients, patients with neurological diseases that impact respiratory function, patients with hematological malignancies diagnosed in the last year, or individuals with kidney diseases and an eGFR reading of <30.

 


Community Vaccine Update – March 29, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 18,371
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,622

Status update: 

  • As of March 29, 18,000+ residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. It is expected that the 20,000+ mark will be reached by the end of the week.
  • The Health Unit is grateful for the community’s continued support and words of encouragement as they relate to the community vaccine program. Staff and volunteers administering vaccines are working hard to ensure that everyone who wishes to receive a vaccine has the chance to be vaccinated.
  • The Health Unit is expected to move fully into Phase 2 of the province’s vaccine rollout framework on April 1. Information about groups eligible to receive a vaccine in Phase 2 is available on the provincial website.

Making an appointment

  • Individuals 70 and above whose family doctors are located within Haldimand or Norfolk County are currently being contacted to book vaccine appointments.
  • Individuals 70 and above who do not have a family physician and wish to receive the vaccine are encouraged to contact the vaccine line (519-427-5903 or [email protected]) and leave their name, age, and phone number to be booked for an appointment when one becomes available.
  • Individuals aged 65-69 (born in the years 1952-1956) can now add their names to a wait-list for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). Lists of individuals aged 70+ will be exhausted first. Eligible individuals will only be contacted if there are available doses at end of the day at the various clinic locations. The waitlist signup form is available at hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist.
  • Individuals with the highest-risk health conditions should expect to be contacted by their family physician or the Health Unit in the coming week. If an individual with the highest-risk health condition does not have a local doctor, they may call or email the Vaccine Line ([email protected] or 519-427-5903) to identify themselves.Note: Highest-risk health conditions were identified by the Province’s Ministry of Health and include: organ transplant recipients, stem cell transplant recipients, patients with neurological diseases that impact respiratory function, patients with hematological malignancies diagnosed in the last year, or individuals with kidney diseases and an eGFR reading of <30.

Community Vaccine Update – March 25, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 17,130
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,622

Status update: 

Urgent information regarding your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

New direction from the province has resulted in a change to the COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Starting immediately, the period between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be extended up to 120 days. All appointments for second doses are cancelled at this time. Please do not call the HNHU to reschedule. You will be notified when you are eligible to re-book your second dose. More

  • Individuals aged 70-74 (born in the years 1946-1951) can now add their names to a wait-list for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). Lists of individuals aged 75-79 will be exhausted first. Eligible individuals will only be contacted if there are available doses at end of day at the various clinic locations. The waitlist signup form is available at hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist.
  • The Health Unit is managing all appointment bookings. Please do not contact your physician’s office to request an appointment. Family physicians are still providing lists of eligible patients but are NOT responsible for booking patients.

  • Physicians’ offices are being enrolled into a COVID-19 vaccine delivery trial and increasing the throughput of eligible candidates for vaccine.
  • All clinics are by appointment ONLY; walk-ins are not permitted. Please DO NOT attend the clinic if you do not have an appointment – loitering will not be permitted at the clinic, nor will any waitlist doses be offered to those on the premises. All vaccine is accounted for on a daily basis and all appointments are managed solely by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit.

What’s next

  • Phase 2 of the Province’s rollout framework officially begins on April 1st, 2021. More information on appointments for age ranges and populations eligible in Phase 2 will be announced shortly.
  • Individuals with eligible high-risk health conditions will be reported to the Health Unit by their physicians. Some family physicians may be vaccinating patients in their offices to capture some of these high-risk individuals as well.

 


Community Vaccine Update – March 19, 2021

Key Stats:

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 14,945
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,623

Status update: 

  • By the end of the day, the HNHU will administer its 15,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine. It is estimated that approximately 12% of the population of Haldimand and Norfolk counties have received at least 1 dose of vaccine.
     
  • The HNHU has been and continues to work with incredibly dedicated partners across both counties. This milestone could not have been reached without their ongoing support.  

Making an appointment

  • Individuals over the age of 75 whose family doctors are located within Haldimand or Norfolk County are currently being contacted to book vaccine appointments.
  • Individuals over the age of 75 who do not have a family physician and wish to receive the vaccine are encouraged to contact the vaccine line (519-427-5903 or [email protected]) and leave their name, age, and phone number to be booked for an appointment when one becomes available.
  • Individuals aged 70-74 (born in the years 1946-1951) can now add their names to a wait-list for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). Lists of individuals aged 75-79 will be exhausted first. Eligible individuals will only be contacted if there are available doses at end of day at the various clinic locations.
  • The HNHU will now be managing all bookings. Please do not contact your physician’s office to request an appointment. Family physicians are still providing lists of eligible patients but are NOT responsible for booking patients. 
  • It is incredibly important that people continue to practice social distancing, hand hygiene, mask use, and other protective measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 until the community reaches herd-immunity (i.e. that enough people are vaccinated that we slow and eventually stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community). 


COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update – March 18, 2021

Key Stats:

    • Vaccine doses administered so far: 14,398 
    • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,613

 

  • Haldimand and Norfolk’s COVID-19 Task Force has implemented a vaccine waitlist to ensure all doses available are administered. Individuals aged 70-74 (born in the years 1946-1951) can now sign up for the waitlist online by visiting hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist. Eligible individuals will only be contacted if there are available doses at end of day at the various clinic locations.
  • This is not a booking tool, and appointments will only be offered if there are unused doses available due to cancellations, no-shows, etc. Unless otherwise announced, individuals in Phase 1 & 2 in Haldimand and Norfolk counties will continue to be contacted by their family physicians to book vaccine appointments once they become eligible. More information. 

 


COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update – March 15, 2021

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is currently vaccinating Phase 1 priority groups: residents 80+ years of age and high-risk healthcare workers in accordance with the province’s rollout framework.

Key Stats:

    • Vaccine doses administered so far: 12,157 
    • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,589
  • New direction from the province has resulted in a change to the COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Starting immediately, the period between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be extended. Those who have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and are scheduled to receive the second dose will not receive the second dose as currently scheduled. If you have a second appointment,  you will be contacted by the HNHU and your appointment will be rescheduled.  Please do not call the HNHU to reschedule. More information. 

 

  • Haldimand & Norfolk counties are currently in the process of vaccinating residents in Phase 1 priority groups as per the province’s rollout framework. At this time, vaccine appointments are only being offered to individuals 80 years of age or older and high-risk healthcare workers. Residents outside of these groups are being asked to remain patient and await further information regarding vaccine availability. More information.

 


COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update – March 10, 2021

Key stats

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 10,129 
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,580

 


COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update – March 9, 2021

In an effort to ensure anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccination receives one, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is asking anyone 80 years of age or older, as well as high-risk healthcare workers, who do not have a family physician in Haldimand or Norfolk or who do not have a family physician at all to call or email the vaccination team to make an appointment for a vaccination.

Appointments can be made by calling 519-427-5903 or emailing [email protected].

For more information, click here.


COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update – March 5, 2021

Key stats

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 6,474
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,580
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Vaccines for those 80 and over

  • Haldimand and Norfolk’s Vaccine Task Force is preparing to vaccinate up to 5,000 people against COVID-19 in the coming weeks as area vaccination efforts start to ramp up
  • In line with the Province’s vaccination framework, vaccines are now available to those 80 years of age and older
  • In addition to clinics already running at Norfolk General Hospital and the Vittoria Community Centre, the clinic at the Dunnville Lifespan Centre will move to Cayuga Memorial Arena this weekend, vaccinating up to 1,000 people per day
  • Additional Health Unit-run clinics will be opened in the coming weeks

Making an appointment

  • Family doctors will be in touch with patients 80 years of age and older to discuss vaccination plans and facilitate the appointment booking process 
  • Do NOT call your doctor, the Health Unit or area hospitals to book an appointment
  • A vaccination appointment booking process is being developed for those without a family doctor or whose doctor is outside of Haldimand and Norfolk – details to come

Questions about vaccines

  • The Health Unit has launched a dedicated COVID-19 vaccine phone line and email address for public questions on vaccinations
  • The phone line and email address are NOT for booking vaccinations

Priority populations

  • The Health Unit is working with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations on the reserve 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update – February 28, 2021

Key stats

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 5,298
  • Number of people completely vaccinated: 1,561
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Haldimand-Norfolk Vaccine Task Force

  • COVID-19 vaccination in Haldimand and Norfolk is being organized by the Haldimand-Norfolk Vaccine Task Force
  • The Task Force is comprised of representatives from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, both counties’ emergency services, Norfolk General Hospital, West Haldimand General Hospital, Dunnville War Memorial Hospital, the Delhi Family Health Team and the Haldimand Family Health Team
  • The Health Unit’s vaccination program is being led by Norfolk County Paramedic Services Chief Sarah Page

Updates

  • The province announced projected timelines for the availability of vaccine to members of the general public this week. These dates are subject to the availability of vaccines
  • The Haldimand-Norfolk Vaccine Task Force expects to start offering vaccination clinics for those 80 years of age or older beginning next week
  • Individuals eligible for vaccination will be contacted by their family doctors in the coming weeks to book a time to visit the clinic.
  • The Vaccine Task Force is developing a process to identify those without a family doctor to ensure they have access to vaccination clinics. More details on this process will be shared shortly

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Update: Feb. 23, 2021

Haldimand and Norfolk’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is preparing for the vaccination of the general public over the coming months.

As per the Province’s vaccine rollout plan, vaccines are first being distributed to priority groups, such as acute healthcare workers and residents of long-term care and retirement settings.

Vaccination of Haldimand and Norfolk’s long-term care and retirement home residents is complete, while vaccination of healthcare workers continues.

Once the vaccination of healthcare workers is complete, doses will be allocated to community-residing individuals over the age of 80.

Only when all priority groups have had the opportunity to get the vaccine will it be offered to members of the public who wish to receive it.

An announcement will be made when vaccines are available to members of the general public. Updates will be provided to the community on an ongoing basis.

Due to uncertainty regarding vaccine availability and timing, the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force has been actively working to plan and implement community vaccination clinics.

Large amounts of vaccines could be made available at any time for certain segments of the population and in order to respond quickly, facilities must be equipped to administer a high volume of doses.

In Haldimand County, the Dunnville Community Lifespan Centre and Cayuga Memorial Arena will be utilized as community vaccine clinics.

In Norfolk County, the Vittoria and District Community Centre and Norfolk General Hospital will be used as community vaccine clinics.

For security reasons, vaccines will not be stored at these locations.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force – a joint effort of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, Haldimand & Norfolk Counties (including Paramedic & Fire services), Norfolk General Hospital and West Haldimand General Hospital, Haldimand War Memorial Hospital and both counties’ Family Health Teams – will continue working collaboratively until residents in both counties have had the chance to receive the vaccine.

“Thanks to the guidance, hard work and dedication of the COVID-19 task force, our communities will be ready to respond once vaccines become available. With the help of our partners, we’ll be able to provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine safely, widely, and quickly to as many residents as possible – an important step in our collective fight against the virus,” said Haldimand County Mayor Ken Hewitt.

“COVID-19 has impacted every part of our lives, from our health and wellbeing to the local economy,” said Norfolk County Mayor and Chair of the Board of Health Kristal Chopp. “I’m thrilled that we’re starting to see light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel, and look forward to community vaccinations paving the way for a return to a more normal way of living and working.”

More information on vaccine availability and community clinics in Haldimand and Norfolk will be shared with residents as soon as details are confirmed. Residents are encouraged to read up on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine via the Ontario Government or Health Unit website.