Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report

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Report Date: 2021/04/08

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) will update the COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report weekly, on Thursdays. More frequent updates may be shared if new information requires urgent release. Please note that our vaccine distribution plan is adjusted anytime new direction is received from the province.

Total number of vaccines given

29,148

Number of vaccines given last week
  • 4,108 administered from April 1st to 7th
Who received vaccines last week
  • Long term care (LTC) staff and essential caregivers (ECG), 1st dose
  • Retirement home (RH) staff and ECGs, 1st dose
  • Health Care Workers (HCW), 1st dose
  • Emergency first responders responding to medical calls, 1st dose
  • Adults 70 years of age and older, born in 1951 or before (70+), 1st dose
  • LTC residents, 1st and 2nd dose
  • RH residents, 1st and 2nd dose
  • Adult recipients of chronic home care, 1st dose
  • Indigenous populations 55 years of age and older, living off reserve, 1st dose
  • Indigenous populations 18 years of age and older, living in Akwesasne, 1st dose
  • ECG of the 70+ population, 1st dose
What we are working on this week
  • We continue to plan vaccine distribution based on ministry guidance as we move closer to Phase 2 priority groups.
  • Weekly vaccination clinics continue to be provided in six fixed sites throughout the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry; the United Counties of Prescott-Russell; and the City of Cornwall.
    • We are increasing the size of our clinics to vaccinate a larger number of clients at each clinic.
    • Clinics scheduled for April 10th to May 7th are available on the provincial booking system. Over 25,000 appointments have already been booked.
  • Several of primary care partners will begin providing the COVID-19 vaccine at their clinic locations for the highest risk health population.
  • Three pharmacies within our region will begin providing the COVID-19 vaccine within the next week. Additional locations will be confirmed.
Who is planned to receive vaccines next
  • We will be working with community partners to vaccinate homebound clients beginning in the month of April.
  • We are progressing into Phase 2.
    • Adults 60 years of age and older, born in 1961 or before (60+) became eligible to book an appointment on April 7th.
    • Education workers who provide direct support to students with special education needs will be eligible to register for vaccination beginning next week.
Thank you to our partners
  • We continue to work with community partners to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to the EOHU population.
  • Our vaccination efforts are successful thanks to the support of our many community partners. We wish to thank our partners and the people undertaking this enormous endeavour.
Other information

Currently, the provincial booking system does not support 2nd dose only bookings. Individuals requiring an appointment for their 2nd dose only can pre-register on our website. Information about booking a single dose appointment on the provincial system should be available within the next couple of weeks.

To increase the number of individuals benefiting from a first dose of vaccine in the context of a limited COVID-19 vaccine supply, the province is following recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) to extend the time interval of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines up to 16 weeks. This applies to the three two-dose vaccines currently approved by Health Canada (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD).

Please be assured that the EOHU is undertaking every effort to distribute the vaccines as soon as they are received in order to protect as many of our residents as possible, as quickly as possible. It remains extremely important to continue following public health precautions – even if you have received the vaccine – until a large majority of residents in our region have been vaccinated.

Eastern Ontatio Health Unit / Bureau de santé de l'Ontario