- Last week our updated vaccination rates changed because we started using the newly received data from the 2020 Census from Statistics Canada.
- For individuals 12 plus, our first dose vaccination rate was 94.3% last week and is 94.5% this week, and fully vaccinated rate was 91.8% and is 92.2% this week.
- As of November 21, 2021 a total of 345,349 vaccinations have been administered in the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) region.
- Our vaccination dashboard has all the details and will be updated again next Tuesday, November 30.
Vaccination of Children Ages 5 to 11 – starting Friday November 26th
- Children born from 2010 to 2016 inclusive are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. The children’s vaccine will start to be available in clinics on Friday Nov. 26. Parents can now book their children into a Vaccine Clinic for Friday, Nov. 26 and beyond.
- An appointment can be booked at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark online booking portal or call the local Call Centre at 1-844-369-1234. Booking an appointment will ensure the child is able to receive vaccine and reduce wait time at the clinic. Walk in appointments MAY be available based on capacity and supply.
- REMINDER: All local appointments are in the local booking system; and are NOT in the provincial booking system.
- A full list of upcoming clinics is available on our website: https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/vaccine-clinics/
- COVID vaccine for children ages 5-11 is given at least 14 days after another vaccine. And then, after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, it is important to wait 28 days before giving another type of vaccine. This is so that we can learn more about the specific side effects to the COVID-19 vaccine in children age 5 to 11 beyond the clinical trials done to date. This spacing is not needed for youth or adult COVID vaccines anymore.
- Some pharmacies will have vaccine for 5-11 year olds. Check a participating pharmacy
- Healthcare providers will provide vaccine in their offices or will participate in the vaccine clinics in the community. They are also available to answer questions about the vaccine.
- A dedicated page on our website provides information about the vaccine, how to prepare a child for vaccination, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. Visit https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/youth-clinics/ for more information;
- Parents or guardians can also book a COVID-19 vaccine consultation with an expert through: https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/support-services/covid-19-vaccine-consult/
Third Dose Information
- Check our website for eligibility
- Health Care Workers can check their eligibility here
- Those eligible can get the third dose 6 months (minimum of 168 days) after their second dose – a date check tool is available just below the third dose eligibility information on our website.
- Third doses have similar side effects to the second doses e.g. a sore arm and mild symptoms, including fatigue, for a day or two
- We are encouraging everyone to check with friends, family and neighbours who are eligible for 3rd doses and assist them in making an appointment.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccines section of our website. Our local Call Centre can be reached at 1-844-369-1234. The line will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and will provide support for residents who wish to book an appointment for COVID-19 vaccine, and residents who require support to access their COVID-19 vaccine receipt.