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Long-Term Care Residents to Receive Second Dose of COVID-19 vaccine

 

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, Norfolk General Hospital and paramedic services in both counties are collaborating to deliver second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to residents of long-term care and retirement homes this week.

This effort is in collaboration with community physicians who provide care at these facilities.

More than 1,100 long-term care and retirement home residents received the first dose of vaccine starting January 13.

The second round of vaccinations is scheduled to begin Wednesday and should be complete by the end of next week.

Vaccines are safe, effective, and the best way to protect against serious illnesses like COVID-19.

Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. This can reduce your risk of developing COVID-19 and make your symptoms milder if you do get it.

Learn more about Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan here.