COVID-19 vaccine update

Huron Perth, ON – Partners in Huron Perth continue to provide as many COVID-19 vaccinations as possible. Visit www.hpph.ca/vaccinebooking to see local vaccination opportunities.

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) continues to book appointments at HPPH mass vaccination clinics as quickly as possible for all eligible individuals.  Clinics continue to provide first, second and third/booster doses.

Despite recent challenges with its booking system, HPPH has been filling vaccination clinics to capacity.  The online booking system has been closed due to technical issues and HPPH apologizes for the inconvenience and difficulty it has caused for people trying to make appointments. HPPH will be moving online booking to a new system, and expects it to be available mid-January. As well, HPPH has dedicated booking staff working 7 days a week to call those who have left messages or submitted forms.

We have an appointment request form available at www.hpph.ca/vaccinebooking and the HPPH booking phone line,
1-833-753-2098, is open. We continue to book appointments by phone. We are experiencing very high call volumes and it may take us longer to get back to callers. Please be patient and do not leave multiple messages or submit multiple forms as it slows down our response time.

In keeping with provincial guidance, we are also working to ensure access to vaccine for the following groups:

  • Healthcare workers and those in congregate settings – if you work in a healthcare or congregate living setting, contact your employer if you have not already been given information.
  • Education and childcare workers – HPPH will work with school boards, childcare services and related employers to provide further details.
  • Pregnant individuals – if you are pregnant, you may walk in to any HPPH clinic for vaccination; no appointment is needed. We do not require a note from your primary care provider, obstetrician, or midwife.

Select local pharmacies also continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines. A complete list is available at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.

Either mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech) may be used as a booster dose, regardless of which vaccine was received for the first or second dose.  The first available vaccine you can get as a booster is the best one.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or are isolating because of an exposure, please do not come to your vaccination appointment.  You will need to reschedule your appointment.

Vaccination coverage

As of January 4, HPPH and partners have administered 257,198 vaccine doses in Huron Perth.  Eighty-three percent of Huron Perth residents aged five and older have received at least one dose of vaccine, 78% are fully vaccinated with two doses, and 31% have received three doses of vaccine.  Nearly 40% of five to 11 year olds have received their first dose.

 

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