Point Edward, ON – The Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force met Tuesday, June 15 to discuss updates to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan in Lambton County. Here are some highlights from the meeting:
To date, a total of 98,647 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to residents of Lambton County by public health, hospitals, primary care and pharmacies. That represents 71 percent of adults (aged 18+), and 16 percent of youth (aged 0-17) who have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, 18 percent of residents have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and are considered fully vaccinated.
The region is on track to meet and exceed the Provincial Government’s July 2 target for Step 2 of their Roadmap to Reopen, which requires at least 70 percent of all eligible Ontario residents vaccinated with at least one dose, and 20 percent of residents fully vaccinated with two doses.
On Monday, Lambton Public Health (LPH) expanded COVID-19 vaccine second dose registration to individuals 65 years of age and older or those who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 5. In addition, residents who received a first dose of the AstaZeneca vaccine within the same time frame and criteria (on or before May 5 or anyone 65 years of age and older) may also book a second dose appointment for another approved COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna depending on availability).
If eligible, individuals are asked to book their second dose appointments online using LPH’s Registration page. Please be patient as our clinics are booking up quickly. If clinics are fully booked, check back often. Additional clinics will be opened as vaccine supply is confirmed.
Alternatively, eligible residents may book their second dose appointments by contacting Lambton Public Health from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 519-383-8331. Note: Our call volumes are extremely high at this time. If you are unable to reach us or get a busy signal, please call back. Our agents are working diligently to answer your calls.
This week, the region is expected to deliver 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to residents via fixed site clinics, pharmacies, primary care and the mobile immunization team. A new milestone for Lambton County! The mobile immunization team also continues to work diligently to protect the community having visited 175 homebound patients and 50 group homes to date. They’re currently developing a schedule to circle back to those individuals for second doses. The mobile team is also supporting the three First Nations communities in their vaccine delivery efforts.
For the latest updates on Lambton County’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout please visit GetTheVaccine.ca.
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.