press release

Vaccine Registration Now Open to Individuals 50+

Point Edward, ON – Due to a stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply, the Provincial Government is expanding booking eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals 50 years of age and older (or those who are turning 50 in 2021) today.

If you’re eligible and would like to book your vaccination go to Lambton Public Health’s registration page. Please be patient, clinics are booking quickly. If clinics are fully booked, check back often, additional clinics will be open for booking as vaccine supply is confirmed.

If you have any COVID-19 vaccine related questions or need assistance with the booking process, please call Lambton Public Health’s new dedicated Vaccine Call Centre at 226-254-8222 or visit the Contact Us page on our website.

Lambton County’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout continues with vaccinations to individuals 50 years of age and older, Indigenous populations and adult recipients of chronic home healthcare, along with the first group of essential workers who cannot work from home according to Phase 2 of the Province’s Immunization program. This includes elementary/secondary school staff, childcare and licensed foster care workers, faith leaders who provide end of life care, agriculture/farming and food manufacturing workers, etc. Vaccinations are also currently being administered to individuals with eligible health conditions along with one essential caregiver for those with the highest risk health conditions. An essential caregiver is defined as someone providing direct, frequent and sustained in-person personal care and/or assistance with activities of daily living to the individual.

As vaccine supply increases, eligibility will continue to expand over the next few weeks. The Government is expected to open registration to the second group of essential workers who cannot work from home the week of May 10.  

To date, a total of 53,409 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered by Lambton Public Health (LPH), Bluewater Health, primary care and pharmacies. That represents 45 percent of the eligible population in Lambton County who have received one or more doses.

“While our current case count in the region is relatively low, our situation is still extremely precarious and could change at any moment if we let our guard down,” said Dr. Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. “We have highly transmissible Variants of Concern (VOCs) circulating in the community which is very concerning. The best way to stop transmission is to follow all public health guidelines. That means limiting your contacts as much as possible to your household, physical distancing, using a mask, staying home if you have symptoms, and regular hand washing.”

Please visit GetTheVaccine.ca for the latest updates on the vaccine roll-out plan in Lambton County.

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