press release

Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force Update – June 22

Point Edward, ON – The Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force met Tuesday, June 22 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 110,129 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to residents of Lambton County by public health, hospitals, primary care and pharmacies. That represents 72 percent of adults (aged 18+), and 17 percent of youth (aged 0-17) who have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, 27 percent of residents have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and are considered fully vaccinated.

Individuals 60 years of age and older or those who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine onor before May 21 are eligible to book second dose vaccination appointments.

If eligible, individuals are asked to book their second dose appointments using Lambton Public Health’s (LPH) online Registration. 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 LPH’s Vaccine Call Centre from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 226-254-8222. 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.

Lambton Public Health is also advising everyone that effective June 21, there is no guarantee individuals will receive a particular vaccine brand for either their first or second dose. This is due to recent delays in vaccine shipments.

All vaccines provided as part of the Government of Ontario’s rollout deliver strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants. In addition, the National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) confirmed that mixing vaccines is a safe and effective option for Canadians. To ensure maximum protection against COVID-19, everyone is encouraged to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.

For the latest updates on Lambton County’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout please visit GetTheVaccine.ca.

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Please contact:
LPH-media-inquiries@county-lambton.on.ca