Point Edward, ON – The Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force met Tuesday, February 2 to discuss updates to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan in Lambton County.
At this meeting, the Task Force:
- Discussed the fixed site locations intended to host public immunization clinics throughout the County, which include the Point Edward Arena/Optimist Club Community Hall, Wyoming Fairgrounds, and The Shores Recreation Centre (Forest Arena) a change in location from Forest Kimball Hall.
- Lambton Public Health is also working closely with the City of Sarnia to pilot an innovative drive-up option that will serve those with mobility issues.
- Lambton Public Health is also exploring other temporary occasional mobile sites in Brooke-Alvinston, Oil Springs and the Township of St. Clair.
Please stand by for further information regarding all COVID-19 vaccination sites (occasional mobile and fixed). Note: The sites mentioned above are not currently open for immunizations. They will be operational once more vaccines become available, and as per the provincial government’s guidelines regarding eligibility and priority groups.
- Heard that several municipalities and organizations have reached out to Lambton Public Health and the Task Force to offer their support for the vaccine rollout, including facilities for hosting public clinics. The Task Force is grateful for all offers of assistance and are maintaining a database of all potential sites to be considered as we expand the rollout.
- Heard that during the week of January 25, the Mobile Immunization Team administered all doses of the first shipment of vaccines to five long-term care and high-risk retirement homes, as well as an Indigenous Elder Care facility at Kettle & Stony Point First Nation. Lambton Public Health expects a small shipment of additional vaccines to arrive this week. As such, further immunizations will be administered to the remaining Phase 1 long-term care and high risk retirement home residents, staff and First Nations Elder Care facilities beginning next week.
- Engaged with key partners on the planning and distribution of vaccines for Phase 2 including hospital-affiliated healthcare workers, First Nations communities, regulated health professions, and recipients of chronic home healthcare.
Please visit GetTheVaccine.ca to learn more and check back often as information will be updated frequently.
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 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.