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July 20, 2021

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report – July 20, 2021

The vaccine status report will be updated every Tuesday.

Statistics

  • 87% of individuals 12 plus in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark have first dose – 67% have 2 doses
  • We have been at or near the top in the province for several weeks for first doses and second doses.
  • We show the percentages of first and second doses for each age group on the dashboard. The 50s and under are increasing for first doses and all are increasing in both first and second doses.
  • Check out our vaccination dashboard – updated every Tuesday

Vaccine Shipments

  • Our Pfizer vaccine allocations will increase in July; we continue to have a supply of Moderna. This will help us provide more opportunities for residents to get first and second vaccinations of both Pfizer and Moderna.

How to Get Vaccinated

  • All 12+ are eligible for first doses – it is important to get vaccinated to protect yourself and those around you – especially children 0 to 11 years old who can’t get vaccinated at this time.

  • All 12+ are eligible to book earlier 2nd dose:

    • 8 weeks after first dose of AstraZeneca
    • 21 days after first dose of Pfizer
    • 28 days after first dose of Moderna
  •  Walk in vaccinations are also available now at all clinics – we post on our website and on our social media pages
  • More appointments continue to be available in all areas; book an appointment through the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark online booking portal or call Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Call Centre 1-844-369-1234
  • Pharmacies have both Moderna and Pfizer – some have AstraZeneca for those who received it as a first dose. Check a participating pharmacy
  • We are also working on a targeted strategy to provide vaccinations at some LGL workplaces  as well as to other groups like sports teams – if you are interested in running a clinic at your workplace, get in touch with us at [email protected] .

Cancellations, Contingency Lists, and Vaccine Receipts

Submit cancellation requests online – if you have an appointment in September of later, consider cancelling and getting an earlier appointment.
The contingency list is discontinued as those who need an appointment can get one online or as a walk-in to our clinics.
Remember it is important to continue to follow precautions if you have one or even two vaccine doses. We need to keep protecting each other until we are all fully vaccinated.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit: https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/

Who is Eligible for a Vaccine

  • Anyone 12+ is eligible for first dose
  • Second dose eligibility:
    • Anyone 12+ who received Pfizer 21 days ago
    • Anyone 18+ who received Moderna 28 days ago
    • Anyone 18+ who received AstraZeneca 8 weeks ago
  • For youth ages 12–17 – Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for 12–17 year old’s. More information can be found here.

How to Get a Vaccine

Booked Appointments

Walk-in Appointments

Pharmacy

  • Check for a participating pharmacy near you. Pharmacies may have either Pfizer or Moderna and offer first doses to 12+ and second doses to those who are eligible for them.
  • Pharmacies are working with the Province to continue to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the community. These vaccinations are separate from our Health Unit’s vaccination roll-out. Please call the pharmacy directly to book.

If You Attend a Community Youth Clinic for your First Dose

  • If you received your first dose at one of the community clinics that were set up for youth (Lanark Village – June 11,  Gananoque – June 14,  Elgin – June 15,  Athens – June 17,  Perth – June 23, Prescott – June 24, Carleton Place – June 26), you will be automatically booked into a second dose clinic at the same location and the Health Unit will notify you by phone or email of the date and time of your earlier appointment.

If You Received AstraZeneca

  • Ontario has paused giving first doses of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine. The province is proceeding with second dose administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine for those who want it. The risk for blood clots with second doses is significantly lower – 1/600,000. If you received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, you can choose to get a second dose of AstraZeneca through a participating pharmacy or health care provider, or complete your vaccine series with an mRNA vaccine like Moderna or Pfizer. Second doses are given 8–12 weeks after the first dose regardless of which second dose you choose. Maximum protection is at 12 weeks, but individuals can opt to receive it as early as 8 weeks, with informed consent, in order to be more fully protected sooner. Second doses of mRNA can be booked at either a participating pharmacy, health care provider (if available) or Public Health Clinic (starting June 7, 2021). See this document for further information: Ontario Update on AstraZeneca Guidance

Health Unit clinics use mRNA vaccines – either Pfizer or Moderna for adults 18+ depending on availability of the vaccine. These mRNA vaccines are interchangeable and include the same active ingredient. If the same brand as your first dose is not available at the clinic you attend, then you will be offered the alternate mRNA vaccine. We will help you rebook if you still wish to wait and receive the same brand as your first dose for the second dose.

Ask friends or if they have had their vaccine or booked an appointment. Please consider helping these individuals to book their appointments, as some may not have online access or be comfortable booking online appointments.

For those who are not mobile, the Health Unit, in partnership with the Lanark County Paramedic Service and the Leeds and Grenville Emergency Medical Services are happy to launch the new referral process for in home COVID-19 vaccine administration for those who are eligible. If you are eligible to receive your COVID-19 Vaccine, you can call our local call centre at 1-844-369-1234 or contact your case manager or health care provider for a referral to the community paramedicine program.

Community partners are offering safe, non-shared, transportation to and from vaccine appointments. Fees are based on distance traveled with subsidies available if needed.

Leeds and Grenville

For Leeds/Grenville: call United Way of Leeds & Grenville at 613-342-8889 or email [email protected]

Lanark County and Smiths Falls

For Lanark County and Smiths Falls – see the options below:

Lanark County Transportation Services to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

*Please note:

  • only members of the same household will be transported together in a vehicle
  • hours of operation may be adjusted depending on vaccine clinic hours

Lanark Transportation Association
Contact: 1-877-445-5777 or 613-264-8256
Criteria: No restrictions, Wheelchair accessible vehicles
Areas Served: Lanark County, Town of Smiths Falls, Neighbouring municipalities when accessible transportation is required.
Hours of Operation: 6:00am–6:00pm, 7 days a week
Price: $10.00–$15.00, Subsidy may be available upon request.

Carebridge
Contact: Lisa Ryan, 613-256-1031 extension 262
Criteria: Seniors and Disabled persons able to get in and out of a vehicle, Wheelchair transport available.
Areas Served: Almonte, Carleton Place
Hours of Operation: 8:00am–4:00pm, Monday to Friday
Price: $8.00–$20.00, Wheelchair transport $30.00–$45.00, Subsidy may be available upon request.

Community Home Support Lanark County
Contact: 613-267-6400
Criteria: Seniors and disabled adults requiring minimal assistance (cane, walker, etc.,) and able to get in and out of a vehicle, No wheelchairs, Services may change as vaccine rollout moves forward.
Areas Served: Perth, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Carleton Place
Hours of Operation: 8:30am–4:00pm, 7 days a week
Price: $10.00–$54.00, Subsidy may be available upon request.

Vaccine Consent – Complete Prior to Your Visit

Please read the information sheet and consent form prior to your appointment. If you are able to, print off and bring your completed COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form to your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. It’s also helpful to bring your email booking confirmation to your appointment (printed version or on your phone).

COVID-19 Protection and Vaccines

Visit our COVID-19 Protection and Vaccines page for further information:

  • Proof of vaccine receipts
  • Out of province vaccine reporting
  • After vaccination restrictions
  • Clinic feedback
  • Overall vaccine rollout plan
  • Information about vaccines
  • Frequently asked questions