Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report – September 14, 2021
We are so close to 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.
Of the region’s population 12 years of age and over, 93.2% have first dose (92.5% last week), 87.7% have second dose (86.8% last week) (as of Sept 12, 2021).
Over 1000 first doses were administered last week
In youth 12–17, 84.1% have first doses and 74% have second doses.
In ages 18–29, 76.6% have first doses and 66% have second doses.
We encourage those 18–29 to check out the options for getting vaccinated below.
Pharmacies are beginning to make up a larger proportion of vaccine administration in LGLDHU
Our vaccination dashboard has all the details and will be updated again next Tuesday, Sept 21.
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.
New regulations have been released to explain the rules around the vaccine passport. Visit the Ontario Government COVID-19 website for details: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000779/ontario-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-in-select-settings
Further guidance was released that those with a medical exemption must have a written document from a physician or nurse practitioner.
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
Provincial Third Booster Doses for Selected Populations
New guidelines have been released about the need for 3rd doses for a primary series for people who are severely or moderately immune-compromised. Those eligible for a third dose are able to bring a letter into one of our clinics from their physician stating they are eligible. Expanded Eligibility for Third Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine can be found here.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccines section of our website.