LGL COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report - Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Monday, 01 March 2021

Week of March 1st

Many people are calling to ask when we are vaccinating their age group. Please help us to keep our phone lines open! We can NOT take appointments for those over 80 yet. It is only specific groups who are directly invited that can currently book appointments for vaccine clinics. Check Ontario.ca website in the coming days for the approximate time your age group may be vaccinated. We are not vaccinating anyone from the community this week. Health Care Workers that are being vaccinated this week will be contacted through their employer for their instructions on booking appointments.

 

What was done last week?

  • Staff and Designated Essential Caregivers of all Long Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes.
  • HCWs in the “Highest Priority Category”.
  • ALC patients in Hospitals. These were done in hospital.
  • Worked with two local hospitals to co- host in hospital clinics for their HCWs in the “Highest Priority Category”.
  • From February 22nd  – February 28th : 1842 individuals received their first dose of vaccine this week and 571 individuals received their second dose of vaccine
  • A total of 4796 individuals have received at least one dose of vaccine (either through the KHSC Clinic, the Ottawa Hospital Clinic or one of our mobile clinics) since our roll out started.

What is the plan for this week?

What are we working on for next week

  • Continue to build capacity in our four fixed sites.
  • Target groups for the fixed sites include:
  • Staff and Designated Essential Caregivers of all Long Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes.
  • HCWs in the “Highest Priority Category” and the “Very High Priority Category”
  • Roll out will continue with Stage 1 second doses for residents in LTCHs and HR RHs, and first and second doses for staff and essential caregivers in LTCHs and HR RHs.
  • Prepare for next weeks’ opening for Adults over 80 and All Indigenous adults.

What can I do now?

 

·         Get informed  visit COVID-19 Protection and Vaccine

·         Stay healthy

o   Follow COVID precautions – wear a mask, keep the 2m/6ft distance from others, follow stay at home order

o   Stay home if sick and contact the Assessment Centres for testing

o   Ensure your other immunizations are up to date

o   Discuss any concerns with your health care provider, link to consent form COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form (gov.on.ca)

•        Be patient. It will take time for COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed to everyone in the community. Each group will be specifically identified and notified in advance to plan for vaccination – information will be posted on our website, social media, local media, and through healthcare and community partners – you won’t be missed!

  • When the fixed clinics are able to open to a wider population, including adults 80 years of age and older, booking instructions will be made known on the website, through social media, local radio and newspaper, local organizations, and health care providers.
  • Adults 79 years and younger will begin in stage 5 of our roll out. We anticipate that this will begin in April.

*High Risk Retirement Homes are defined as those that are co-located with a long term care home and/or have a formal memory unit within the facility.

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