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Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force Update – February 23

Point Edward, ON – The Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force met Tuesday, February 23 to discuss updates to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan in Lambton County.

At this meeting, the Task Force:

  • Heard the first shipment of Pfizer vaccines arrived in Lambton County on Monday, February 22 (3500 doses).
  • Received an update from the Mobile Immunization Team. The team began vaccinating the remaining retirement home residents on February 23.
  • Was informed that Bluewater Health began immunizing their Highest Priority staff on February 23.
  • Discussed the additional shipment of Moderna expected to arrive this week (approx. 1200 doses) which will be used to administer second doses of vaccine to long-term care and high-risk retirement home residents.
  • Heard an additional shipment of Pfizer vaccines (approx. 3500 doses) is expected to arrive the first week of March.
  • Learned that fixed clinics in Point Edward, Wyoming and Forest will begin to open next week to immunize specific priority groups including long-term care and retirement home staff and essential caregivers by invitation only.
    • Note: These immunization clinics will be open to additional priority groups in the future, but at this time will operate on an invitation only basis. Details will be provided as soon as possible regarding when these clinics will be open to a wider eligibility group and the booking process.
  • Discussed progress with the City of Sarnia’s innovative drive-thru immunization clinic. More details to come.  
  • Heard the next allocation of vaccines to arrive in the County (tentatively scheduled for the week of March 8th) will include prioritized allocations to local Indigenous communities (Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Kettle & Stony Point First Nation and Walpole Island First Nation), and the remaining Highest and High Priority healthcare workers as described in the Provincial guidance.

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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.