Local COVID‑19 Vaccine Status Report – September 7, 2021

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We are still moving toward our goal of 90% second doses, with people continuing to receive both first and second doses at public health clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, and primary care.

Statistics

  • Of the region’s population 12 years of age and over, 92.5% have first doses and 86.8% have second doses (as of Sept 5, 2021).
  • 1,228 first doses were administered last week
  • In youth 12–17, 82.9% have first doses and 72.6% have second doses.
  • In ages 18–29, 75.2% have first doses and 64.5% have second doses.

We encourage those 18–29 to check out the options for getting vaccinated below.
Our vaccination dashboard has all the details and will be updated again next Tuesday, Sept 14.

Vaccine Clinics
A number of clinics are available still in various communities: check our website for the up to date times and dates: https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/vaccine-clinics/Some locations have changed so remember to check the listing.

Letters of consent will be sent to all parents of students in Grade 7 and up. Any parent wishing for their child to get COVID‑19 immunization at school can send in the consent form.

Vaccine Policies

We developed a page on our website for workplaces which have questions about developing their own policies for vaccination amongst their employees or about having a clinic on site for employees: https://healthunit.org/health‑information/covid‑19/business‑re‑opening/workplace‑covid‑19‑vaccine‑policies/

Vaccine Certificate

Beginning September 22, 2021, Ontario will require proof of vaccination focused on indoor public settings. All Ontarians who registered their vaccines are encouraged to download their vaccine receipt as proof of their vaccine status until an enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code is available. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1‑833‑943‑3900.

If you received vaccinations outside of Canada there is a New Option to Submit Out of Province COVID‑19 Vaccination Records.

Effective September 8, 2021, the email sent to clients upon receiving their COVID‑19 vaccine, OR manually triggered by Provincial Call Center/PHU, after the client has been verified through COVaxON ,will not have the vaccination receipt PDF attached. The new vaccination receipt email will now contain a secure individualized URL instead. Using the URL clients will be able to access/download all their vaccination receipts through the COVID‑19 Patient Portal. Clients will be required to enter their Ontario Green Photo Health Card, Red and White Health Card, or their COVID ID (assigned by a PHU), as well as their month of birth, in order to access their vaccination receipt(s). Clients without an existing Ontario Green Photo Health Card, Red and White Health Card or COVID ID will not receive the vaccination receipt email/URL and will be required to contact their PHUs to get an COVID ID assigned.

Provincial Third Booster Doses for Selected Populations

Those eligible for a third dose are able to bring a letter into one of our clinics from their physician stating they are eligible

How to Get Vaccinated

All those born in 2009 and earlier are eligible for a first dose anytime and can get a second dose:
21 days after first dose of Pfizer
28 days after first dose of Moderna (NOW approved for anyone born 2009 and earlier).

Remember it is important to continue to follow precautions if you have one or even two vaccine doses. We need to keep protecting each other until we are all fully vaccinated.
For more information on COVID‑19 vaccines, visit the COVID‑19 Protection and Vaccines section of our website.

 

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