Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 04:02 PM
Southwestern Public Health Expands Second Dose Eligibility Due to Large Moderna Shipment
June 15, 2021
The Ministry of Health has informed Southwestern Public Health to expect upwards of 14,000 doses of the mRNA Moderna vaccine next week. As a result, the health unit is expanding its local eligibility to offer earlier second doses to more people.
Beginning June 16th at 8 a.m., individuals who had a first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9th can book an earlier second dose, in addition to...
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 02:01 PM
Based on provincewide vaccination rates and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario Government announced it will move the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.
“Thanks to the sacrifices made by all of you, the Ontario Government is moving the province into Step One of its Reopening Plan several days ahead of schedule,” says Dr. Joyce Lock, Medical Officer of Health at Southwestern Public Health. “As we...
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 03:43 PM
Southwestern Public Health is modifying how its COVID-19 vaccine clinics operate to make first and second doses more accessible to those living in Oxford County, Elgin County, and the City of St. Thomas.
Beginning Thursday, June 10, earlier second dose eligibility will expand in the region to include people born in 1951 or earlier. Additionally, anyone who had a first dose on or before April 18th – which includes healthcare workers and people with specific high-risk health conditions – are also...
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 03:37 PM
Recently the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) made recommendations on the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines for second doses following studies from Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain.
Ontarians who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a pharmacy may be offered a second dose of the same vaccine, or a dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) as their second dose. These second dose options will be provided only after the recommended 12-week interval.
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2021 03:25 PM
Southwestern Public Health, in partnership with Middlesex-London Health Unit, has updated its booking system to better accommodate second dose rescheduling for residents aged 80 or older.
Beginning June 7 at 8 a.m., individuals born in 1941 or earlier can reschedule their appointment online at www.covidvaccineLM.ca. Seniors aged 80 or older living in Oxford County, Elgin County or the City of St. Thomas can also call Southwestern Public Health’s Response Centre at 1-800-922-0096 ext. 9 for a staff...
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 02:01 PM
May 31, 2021
On May 28, the Ontario government announced those aged 80 and older would become eligible to re-book an earlier second dose appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine through the provincial booking system.
However, because Southwestern Public Health uses a custom booking system, a new process is required to help those eligible to re-book their existing appointment as efficiently as possible.
This process is expected to be finalized by June 7 or earlier, timed with our neighbouring...