What was done last week?

· Health units were directed to continue to provide vaccine to only the residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCHs) and High Risk Retirement Homes* (HR RHs – *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). Staff and Designated Essential Caregivers have been put on hold until the vaccine supply stabilizes. Timelines are unknown at this time.

  • Completed ten more on-site clinics at a local Long-Term Care Homes and (4 in Leeds & Grenville and 6 in Lanark). These clinics were done in partnership with many local health care providers.
  • From January 25 to January 31: 691 individuals received the vaccine this week.
  • A total of 1717 individuals have received a vaccine (either through the KHSC Clinic, the Ottawa Hospital Clinic or one of our mobile clinics)

What is the plan for this week?

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.
  • Continue to plan and secure locations for our 4 fixed immunization clinic sites in preparation for mass community clinics.

What can I do now?

  • Get informed visit COVID-19 Protection and Vaccine
  • Stay healthy
  • Follow COVID 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
  • Discuss any concerns with your health care provider, here is the link to consent form COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form (gov.on.ca)
  • 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!

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.

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