The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has issued an update on the progress of vaccinations in the region. The latest statistics available at the time of going to press showed that a total of 209,977 doses had been administered as of July 8.
Number of vaccines given last week June 16 to July 8: 43,949 doses administered at all EOHU settings including mass community clinics, hospitals, pharmacies and primary care
Who received vaccines last week: Individuals 12 years of age and older, 1st and 2nd dose, at one of the following sites:
Mass community clinics
Pop-up mobile clinics
Plans for the week of July 12: Local residents aged 12 and older who need a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can be vaccinated at one of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s (EOHU) vaccination clinics without an appointment.
A select number of vaccines are reserved for walk-ins and will be given on a first come, first served basis and while supplies last.
The clinic locations are listed on our website. Additional information on the locations of pop-up clinics will be added.
We continue to accept submissions for the COVID-19 Standby List for remaining doses at the end of a clinic.
We are working to increase the vaccination rate of youth 12-17 and adults 18-29, whose coverage is hovering around 50%.
We are also working to increase the vaccination rate of 1st and 2nd doses among the whole population.
Who is planned to receive vaccines next: Individuals 12 years of age and older are now eligible to receive their 1st and 2nd dose. The 2nd dose must be at least 28 days after the first dose of Moderna or Pfizer.
Thank you to our partners: We continue to work with community partners to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to the EOHU population. Our vaccination efforts are successful thanks to the support of our many community partners. We wish to thank our partners and the people undertaking this enormous endeavour.
NOTE: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are administered at COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the EOHU region. Depending on vaccine availability, individuals attending clinics for their second dose may not receive the same vaccine they received as a first dose.
Please be assured that the EOHU is undertaking every effort to distribute the vaccines as soon as they are received in order to protect as many of our residents as possible, as quickly as possible.
It remains extremely important to continue following public health precautions – even if you have received the vaccine – until a large majority of residents in our region have been vaccinated.