Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report

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Let’s work together to reach a goal of 90% fully vaccinated by September 7, when school starts for most kids.

Statistics:

Of the region’s population 12 years of age and over, 90.8% have first doses and 84.5% have second doses (as of August 22, 2021). 939 first doses were administered last week. In youth 12–17, 79.8% have first doses and 68.5% have second doses. In ages 18–29, 72.6% have first doses and 61.5% 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 every Tuesday.

Vaccine Sites and Booking:
The Call Centre number 1-844-369-1234 closed last Friday, August 27. The calls to this number are decreasing and can be handled by our 1-800-660-5853 x 2499 number.

Vaccine Policies:
Information is being added to 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

Provincial Third Booster Doses for Selected Populations:
Long Term Care facilities and High-Risk Retirement Homes will be working with the Health Unit to vaccinate their residents with a 3rd dose as a booster.

Cancer Centres will be contacting their patients who are eligible and contacting us with name of those needing vaccinations:

  • Individuals receiving active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies,immunotherapy) for malignant hematologic disorders (e.g. Acute myeloidleukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chroniclymphocytic leukemia) are eligible

Primary care providers will be working with the Health Unit to vaccinate their patients who meet the criteria for 3rd dose boosters:

  • Transplants recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stemcell transplants) are eligible.
  • Individuals receiving treatment with an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab,ocrelizumab, ofatumumab), commonly used for conditions such as multiplesclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, leukemias/lymphoma etc. 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 (18+)
8 weeks after first dose of AstraZeneca (18+)

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: www.healthunit.org.

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