Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update for March 29, 2021

What was done last week?


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 planning for our Brockville Clinic expansion (takes effect week of April 5).

  • Continued to support In House Hospital Staff Clinics.

  • Continued Outreach Team: Provides immunizations in homes for those that are bedbound or have severe mobility issues (must also be in an eligible category).

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

New Provincial Appointment Booking System continues

Continue Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for non-aged based provincial priority groups and for primary care to use with individuals in their practice for eligible 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 22–March 28: 4177 individuals received their first dose of vaccine this week and 194 residents in Long-Term Care Homes/Retirement Homes received their second dose of vaccine.

  • A total of 18,368 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?

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 1951 or before (70+)

  • Adults receiving chronic home care health services

  • Indigenous Adults (16+)

Continue to roll out stage 1, stage 2 and some of stage 3 of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration Roll Out Plan.


New Provincial Appointment Booking System for the general public based on 5 year age groups continues

Continue Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Appointment Booking System for non-aged based provincial priority groups and for primary care to use with individuals in their practice for eligible 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. Please Note: If you book an appointment but you are not eligible to receive vaccine, you will be turned away at the clinic when you arrive and are screened there. Please do not share booking codes, and do not book an appointment if you are not eligible.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.


For more detailed information and FAQs about the vaccine visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccine section of our website.

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