Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Vaccination Statistics
As of November 21, 2022 a total of 513,528 vaccinations have been administered in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) region. 3,405 vaccines were administered last week. Our vaccination dashboard, available on our website, has all the details and will be updated again next Tuesday, November 29
As we move inside during the winter months, we need to be reminded of the importance of being vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza as it is the single most effective measure to reduce your risk of getting or being seriously ill. Viruses spread more quickly indoors and when people are gathered together to visit and celebrate the holidays.
A list of upcoming clinics is available on our website. Clinic dates and locations are posted through to December. More appointments will be added as capacity allows.
Walk-in appointments will be accepted at Health Unit clinics dependent on capacity; clinics tend to be busier during the first 2 hours – Walks-in will be accepted for ages 5+
We encourage you to continue to check with a participating pharmacy or your health care provider.
Vaccine appointments for six months to five years of age MUST be made by calling the Vaccine Call Centre at 1-844-369-1234 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm (NOT through the online booking system or the Provincial system).
Flu vaccinations are not available at COVID-19 vaccine clinics – check with your local pharmacy or health care provider
- Anyone over the age of 5 can get both flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations together
- Anyone over 2 years of age can get a flu shot at a participating pharmacy
- Parents of children 6 month to 2 years can call the Health Unit for assistance in getting their child vaccinated if they do not have a primary care provider (1-800-660-5853)
There are other measures we should be using at this time to protect ourselves and others from the triple threat viruses of COVID-19, Flu and RSV and how they can lead to serious illness and hospitalization:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water (rub hands together under water for 15-20 seconds), or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
- Wear a well fitted mask when indoors, in crowded public places, and around those most vulnerable (many of them may not be able to wear or tolerate masks). A lot of the spread of respiratory viruses happens in homes when people gather (especially in the season coming up). Consider bringing a mask with you wherever you go!
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- It is important to clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched a lot, like desks, door handles, toys and computer keyboards.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sneeze into your arm, not your hand.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccines section of our website.