Point Edward, ON – The Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force is happy to report that the County received its first 500 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine today.
Residents of long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes in Lambton County will begin to receive immunizations tomorrow. Further information on the first immunizations will be available then.
“We’re very excited to receive this first shipment,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. “This is a game changer for our community.”
Phase 1 (February – March/April 2021) of the provincial government’s immunization plan involves a number of eligible groups. The current priority within those groups are the residents of long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes, and Indigenous Elder Care residents. Other eligible groups within Phase 1 will be immunized as more of the vaccine becomes available.
“This is an important milestone in our pandemic response and Lambton Public Health is proud to play a lead role in this historic vaccination program along with our key partners on the Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force,” said Dr. Ranade.
The group will continue to work tirelessly to build an effective, comprehensive COVID-19 immunization program in Lambton County. An additional shipment of the vaccine is expected to arrive the first week in February, which will enable continued immunizations of the first priority group.
In the meantime, 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 and check back often as information will be updated frequently. This dedicated section of the website will featureupdates on the immunization plan, Frequently Asked Questions, videos and more.
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