Point Edward, ON – The Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force is happy to report the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to every long-term care and high risk retirement home resident in Lambton County who wanted one. First doses of the Moderna vaccine were also given to Indigenous Elder Care home residents on Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, and Walpole Island First Nation.
The Mobile Immunization Team, which consists of staff from Lambton Public Health, Bluewater Health and Lambton Emergency Medical Services (EMS), partnered to administer the first doses to these Phase 1 priority groups.
“The Mobile Team has worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to accomplish this,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. “We have established an efficient process and look forward to receiving more doses of the vaccine, so we can continue to protect our most vulnerable residents with their second dose.”
Dr. Ranade noted that the gradual introduction of COVID-19 vaccines is very positive news, but the public needs to remain vigilant and follow credible health advice. “It is important to maintain all the public health measures that have been put in place over the last several months including social distancing, staying at home if you’re sick, wearing a face covering or mask, going out only for essential items, and limiting contact to only people you live with.”
Please visit getthevaccine.ca to learn more about how you and your family can access the COVID-19 vaccines as they become available in the community. This dedicated section of the website will feature updates on the immunization plan, Frequently Asked Questions, videos and more.
The Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force is a group dedicated to the safe, comprehensive, effective, efficient and equitable rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lambton County. Led by Lambton Public Health, the group consists of key stakeholders critical to the success of the plan including: Bluewater Health, Emergency Medical Services, Primary Care, Community Emergency Management Coordinators from the City of Sarnia, Village of Point Edward and County of Lambton, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, and Walpole Island First Nation. The Task Force works to make vaccinations available to eligible populations in alignment with the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan.