Vaccinations to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) are underway. On March 15, Ontario’s vaccine booking system launched and began to accept vaccine bookings for individuals who will be turning 80 or older in 2021 (born in 1941 or earlier). Booking is available at www.Ontario.ca/bookvaccine. Individuals who require assistance with booking can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488.
Vaccine clinics are available across the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry; the United Counties of Prescott-Russell; and the City of Cornwall. Locations will be confirmed upon booking an appointment. Alternate arrangements can be made for individuals who face barriers preventing them from physically going to a clinic.
Phase One of the EOHU vaccine rollout plan is well underway. More information regarding the EOHU vaccine rollout plan can be found on our website at www.EOHU.ca/vaccines.
At this point, all long-term care residents have received their two doses of the vaccine and residents of retirement homes have all received their first dose. Staff and essential caregivers of long-term care and retirement homes, and health care workers of the highest, very high and high priority levels are currently being administered their first dose.
Vaccine supply continues to impact both the local and provincial vaccine rollout. As a result, EOHU will adjust plans to align with Ministry-identified priority populations.