Point Edward, ON – Registration for vaccination appointments is now open to individuals 55 years of age and older (or those who are turning 55 in 2021) according to the Provincial Government.
Due to a predictable and increased vaccine supply from the Federal Government, the Province will be able to further expand delivery channels in the coming weeks to vaccinate more Ontarians faster. To support this, the government has developed an anticipated schedule to expand eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine throughout May.
In the meantime, Lambton County’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout continues with vaccinations to individuals 55 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.
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.
To date, a total of 47,051 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. That represents over 40 percent of the eligible population in the region who have received one or more doses.
“We are at a critical juncture in this pandemic”, said Dr. Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. “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. 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.