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Local Vaccine Status

January 18, 2021

The Health Unit’s COVID-19 Distribution and Administration Roll Out Plan helps facilitate the efficient and effective delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark and aligns with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan.

We are not taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccine immunizations – please see below for update.

What was done last week?

  • Began rolling out stage 1 of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration Roll Out Plan.
  • Local Long-Term Care Home (LTCH) and High Risk Retirement Home Staff* started to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine in Kingston through a partnership with Kingston Health Science Centre.
  • From January 13 to January 18: 472 individuals from Leeds, Grenville and Lanark received the vaccine through this clinic.
  • Finalized plans were put into place to start to move the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Kingston to Long-Term Care Homes and High Risk Retirement Homes in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.
  • Completed our first mobile clinic on-site at a local Long-Term Care Homes in partnership with Lanark County Paramedic Services  – 77 individuals received the vaccine through this mobile clinic.

What is the plan for this week?

  • Mobile clinics will  continue to bring the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Long-Term Care Homes and High Risk Retirement Homes in our area.
  • Continue to work with local hospitals, EMS, medical first responders and assessment centre staff to prepare them for Stage 2 of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration Roll Out Plan.

What are we working on for next week

  • Continue to implement mobile clinics on-site at our local Long-Term Care Homes and High Risk Retirement homes.
  • Continue to work with local hospitals, EMS, medical first responders and assessment centre staff to prepare them for Stage 2 of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration Roll Out Plan.

What can I do now?

  • Get informed visit COVID-19 Protection and Vaccine
  • Stay healthy
    • Follow COVID-19 precautions – wear a mask, keep the 2m/6ft distance from others, follow stay at home order
    • Stay home if sick and contact the Assessment Centres for testing
    • Ensure your other immunizations are up to date
  • Be patient. It will take time for COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed to everyone in the community. Each group will be specifically identified and notified in advance to plan for vaccination – information will be posted on our website, social media, local media, and through healthcare and community partners – you won’t be missed! We know many people are eagerly anticipating their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The Health Unit’s COVID-19 Distribution and Administration Roll Out Plan aligns with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan.

*High Risk Retirement Homes are defined as those that are co-located with a long term care home and/or have a formal memory unit within the facility.

For more detailed information and FAQs about the vaccine visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccine section of our website.