Yesterday (January 6), Niagara Health released a statement about COVID-19 vaccine delivery for Niagara and the vaccination plan for the region. Here are some key messages for our patients:
- The first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive in the Niagara Region on the week of January 11, 2021.
- Workers in long-term care and retirement home facilities as well as essential caregivers will be the first groups to receive the vaccine as per the prioritization framework developed by the Province of Ontario.
- The region’s first Vaccination Clinic will be housed in a temporary structure next to the Walker Family Cancer Centre at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Hospital Site. This Vaccination Clinic will operate by appointment only and will not initially be open to the general public.
- After the first group has been immunized, the vaccine would next be available to all health care workers, residents in long-term care homes, retirement homes, home care patients with chronic conditions and additional Indigenous communities.
- During phase 3 of the prioritization framework, vaccines will be available widely across Ontario for anyone who wants to be immunized at that time.
Please do not call Niagara South Family Medicine or Public Health to ask about COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic information or being put on a wait list. More details will be provided as further information is made available about the various types of vaccines and availability of doses. Public Health will continue to update their COVID-19 vaccination webpage as more information from the province is received. Niagara South Family Medicine will share any news with our patients as it becomes available.
COVID-19 vaccine information has been released by the government.
To stay up-to-date on details about the vaccine and it’s availability (when vaccines will be available, vaccine safety, who will be vaccinated first and more) please visit the websites below.
Check out the Ontario.ca website for the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccine here in Ontario.
If you are looking for more information, you can also visit the Canada.ca website for information about the Canada wide COVID-19 vaccine program.