COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report
January 18, 2022 - Leeds& Grenville Vaccination Statistics
For individuals 12 plus, our first dose vaccination rate is 95.8%,fully vaccinated is 93.7% and 52.7% have received their third booster dose
For individuals 5 plus, our first dose vaccination rate is 93.1%, and fully vaccinated rate is 87.8% – for third doses the rate is 49.3%.
Vaccination rate for 5 to 11 is 56.7% with a first dose – that is up from 53.5% last week – 7.1% of children 5 to 11 have received a second dose.
Third dose rates: for 60s – 71.51%, 70s – 83.6%, 80plus – 79.6%
As of January 17, 2022 a total of 395,935 vaccinations have been administered in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) region.
Our vaccination dashboard has all the details and will be updated again next Tuesday, January 25.
Appointments in January are still available – we are adding more clinics and appointments as capacity allows. A list of upcoming clinics is available on our website.
GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic is coming to Smiths Falls on January 20, 2022 thanks to a partnership between the province, the Town of Smiths Falls, the Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. The converted Metrolinx bus will roll into place at the Curling Club parking lot from 11:00am to 5:00pm to administer first, second, third and booster dose. Anyone five years of age or older can get their first or second dose. Booster doses will be available for those who are eligible. Appointments can be booked starting at 8:00am on January 19, 2022 – visit the COVID-19 vaccination portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 or call the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Call Centre at 1-844-369-1234. These appointments will not be available through our local vaccine booking system (Pomelo). You must book through the provincial booking system. Walk-ins appointments will not be available to reduce crowds gathering in the cold. Appointments can continue to be made on the day of the clinic as long as there are appointments available.
For those who had appointments cancelled during Monday’s storm, we are adding more clinic times so you can reschedule your appointments online or by calling the booking centre.
We are working with the schools to plan clinics in schools when there are possible access issues with our regular clinics
We still encourage anyone to check with a participating pharmacy or call your doctor’s office.
The Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre is preparing to deliver auto dial messages from Dr. Moore targeting all individuals who are eligible for their booster dose but who have not yet booked one. These calls are targeted to start late this week.
Moderna will be given at Health Unit Community clinics for those 30+. Both mRNA vaccines develop a good immune response against the spike protein that helps the virus get into the cells to replicate.
Our Pfizer-Adult supply is still limited and will be prioritized for ages 12–29 based on provincial guidance. Pfizer is a preferential recommendation for this age group because, while the number of people who had pericarditis and myocarditis amongst individuals in this age group was low, it was higher for Moderna than Pfizer.
Vaccination and Illness
If you have symptoms, we advise you to cancel your vaccine appointment and rebook when your symptoms are gone, and you are feeling well. Whether it is COVID-19 or not, you are fighting an infection and the vaccine may not yield the best response.
If you are unable to reschedule your appointment, please bring in your appointment confirmation when you are feeling better and we will honour it.
Even if you have had a COVID-19 infection you still need to be immunized to increase the duration of the immunity.
Fourth Dose Being Given to Highest Risk
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccines section of our website.