Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status - Update for March 22, 2021What was done last week?


Booking for clients in the following groups:

  • Health Care Worker – Highest Priority*

  • Health Care Worker – Very High Priority*

  • Health Care Worker – High Priority*

  • Staff and caregivers in retirement homes and other congregate care settings for seniors (e.g., assisted living)

  • Adults born in 1941 or before (80+)

  • Adults receiving chronic home care health services

  • Indigenous Adults born in 1966 or before (55+)

Clinics:

  • Continued second doses for residents in Long-Term Care Homes and High Risk Retirement Homes.

  • Operated 4 fixed sites (Smiths Falls, Almonte, Brockville and Kemptville).

  • Continued to support In House Hospital Staff Clinics.

  • Activated our Outreach Team: Provides immunizations in homes for those who are receiving home care services or have severe mobility issues (age 80+, and now 75+).

  • Continued our contingency list program to offer up last minute doses to those in the priority groups.

New Provincial Appointment Booking System for those 80+

  • Promote and support the new provincial COVAX appointment booking system for those born in 1941 or before (80+).

  • Open new call centre to support individuals that have questions or need support booking appointments, 1-844-369-1234

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for All Priority Groups

  • Continue to support the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for those that have received an invitation link and code. If you have difficulties with your link, please email covid@healthunit.org.

Number of Immunizations Given:

  • From March 1– March 7: 3746 individuals received their first dose of vaccine this week and 38 individuals received their second dose of vaccine.

  • A total of 13,997 individuals have received at least one dose of vaccine (either through the KHSC Clinic, the Ottawa Hospital Clinic or one of our mobile clinics) since our roll out started.

What is the plan for this week?

New Provincial Appointment Booking System continues

  • Promote and support the new provincial COVAX appointment booking system for those born in 1946 or before (75+).

  • Continue with call centre to support individuals that have questions or need support booking appointments, 1-844-369-1234.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for All Priority Groups

  • Continue to support the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for those that have received an invitation link and code. If you have difficulties with your link, please email covid@healthunit.org.

  • Finalize planning for community pop up clinics in smaller communities and in home vaccine referral process for those that are unable to get to a fixed site or a pop up.

  • Continue to grow capacity at our four fixed sites. These clinics are by invitation only and not open to the public.

What are we working on for next week

What can I do now?

  • Get informed visit COVID-19 Protection and Vaccine

  • Stay healthy

  • Follow COVID-19 precautions – wear a mask, keep the 2m/6ft distance from others, make essential trips only

  • Stay home if sick and contact the Assessment Centres for testing

  • Ensure your other immunizations are up to date

  • Discuss any concerns with your health care provider, here is the link to consent form COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form (gov.on.ca)

  • Be patient. It will take time for COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed to everyone in the community. Each group will be specifically identified and notified in advance to plan for vaccination – information will be posted on our website, social media, local media, and through healthcare and community partners – you won’t be missed!

*High Risk Retirement Homes are defined as those that are co-located with a long-term care home and/or have a formal memory unit within the facility.

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