The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit [LGLSHU] is celebrating a significant milestone today, with 90% of residents ages 12+ having received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The Health Unit is the first health unit in Ontario to reach 90% of its population with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Our vaccination dashboard has all the details about local COVID-19 vaccination and is updated every Tuesday.
“I am so proud of our community and the people living in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark for helping us get to 90% of our population ages 12+ fully vaccinated,” stated Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the LGLHU. “The partnerships and commitment from staff, municipalities, and our healthcare partners are remarkable and reflect the strength of our rural communities. This high level of vaccination will reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community, and prevent hospitalizations and death. ”
Rebecca Kavanagh, Acting Director for the Healthy Living and Development Department, says she attributes the success of the Health Unit’s vaccine strategy to a number of factors.
“Our local residents continue to encourage and support their neighbours, family, and friends to get the COVID-19 vaccine and make sure everyone is protected. Many of our local municipalities have opened their doors to us and allowed us to come into their hockey rink, or community centres, and arranged to have community volunteers help out at the local clinics. Our local healthcare partners have worked tirelessly alongside us to support our vaccine clinics, and also to provide vaccine in their own settings. Many pharmacies across the region have made the vaccine accessible to people locally, and paramedics have also been able to reach those at home who have serious health conditions and who cannot get to a vaccination site. All of these efforts have helped to bring vaccine close to where people live.”
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination clinic dates and times, visit https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection, and follow LGLHealthunit on Facebook and Twitter or @lglhealthunit.z on Instagram.
Visit the provincial website, or call 1-833-943-3900 to download a vaccine receipt as proof of COVID-19 vaccine status.
Residents who received vaccinations outside of Ontario can submit out-of-province COVID-19 Vaccination Records on the Health Unit’s website. Residents can call the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Local Call Centre at 1-844-369-1234 for assistance with booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, and for support to access their COVID-19 vaccine receipt.