COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit – December 7, 2021
For individuals 12 plus, our first dose vaccination rate was 94.7% last week and is 94.8% this week, and fully vaccinated rate was 92.5% and is 92.7% this week.
Vaccination rate for 5 to 11 is 16% with a first dose - 1892 vaccinations have been administered to date.
As of December 5, 2021 a total of 315,310 vaccinations have been administered in the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) region.
Our vaccination dashboard has all the details and will be updated again next Tuesday, December 14
Third Dose Information
On December 13th, individuals ages 50 – 69 (born in 1952 to 1971) will be eligible to book an appointment – A local pharmacy or doctor’s office is the preferred site for this age group groups to leave appointments open for 70 plus or 5 to 11 in our vaccine clinics.
Those eligible can get the third dose 6 months (minimum of 168 days) after their second dose – a date check tool is available just below the third dose eligibility information on our website.
We are encouraging everyone to check with friends, family and neighbours who are eligible for 3rd doses and assist them in making an appointment.
More information about boosters for other age groups will be coming in the next few weeks.
Individuals who are on dialysis are now eligible for a third dose as part of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccine. They can receive the third dose 56 days after the second dose at the dialysis hospital clinic.
Vaccination of Children Ages 5 to 11
An appointment can be booked at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark online booking portal or call the local Call Centre at 1-844-369-1234 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
· A list of upcoming clinics is available on our website: https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/vaccine-clinics/
There will not be walk in appointments available during December; please keep checking back if there are no available appointments.
Some pharmacies and doctor’s offices will have vaccine for 5-11 year olds. Check a participating pharmacy here or call your doctor’s office.
If a child has symptoms or is getting tested, we advise their appointment be cancelled and rebooked for another day. Whether it is COVID-19 or not, the child is fighting an infection and the vaccine may not yield the best response.
· A dedicated page on our website provides information about the vaccine, how to prepare a child for vaccination, as well as answers to frequently asked questions and information about issues like myocarditis. Visit https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/youth-clinics/ for more information;
Parents or guardians can also book a COVID-19 vaccine consultation with an expert through: https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/support-services/covid-19-vaccine-consult/
General Vaccine Information
Individuals who would like to have the J&J vaccine must contact their health care provider for access to the vaccine.
Please cancel a clinic appointment if you book at an earlier one. We can then make this appointment available to someone else. Cancel an appointment by filling out this online form
Our local Call Centre can provide support for residents who wish to access their COVID-19 vaccine receipt.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccines section of our website.