Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 03:07 PM
April 29, 2021Southwestern Public Health Region Broadens COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Include Those 55+
In alignment with today’s provincial announcement, eligibility will expand to 55+ this week and 50+ the following week.
As of April 30, at 8am, residents of Oxford County, Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas can book a COVID-19 vaccine provided they are turning fifty-five or older in 2021.
The move to new eligibility criteria is aligned with the province’s earlier announcement...
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 04:13 PM
HELP LIST: Helping Seniors Book Vaccine Appointments
Southwestern Public Health is helping those 60+ to book their COVID-19 vaccine.
Armed with the knowledge that older adults are most susceptible to severe COVID-19 infection and its complications, the health unit wants to ensure that the online booking system and the busy phone lines aren’t a deterrent to seniors getting their shot.
“Seniors, and their family members, have told us that booking online is challenging and that the phone lines were...
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 08:30 AM
Southwestern Public Health, Oxford County, Oxford County EMS, and the Town of Tillsonburg have partnered to open a third mass immunization clinic site.
Today, Southwestern Public Health and its partners announced plans to bring more vaccine to the residents of Oxford County.
The new clinic, which will open on April 27 in the Lions Auditorium of the Tillsonburg Community Centre will serve SWPH area residents who are 60+ weekdays from 9am – 7pm. This announcement is consistent with the health unit’s...
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 01:06 PM
Those 60 and older in Oxford and Elgin, London and Middlesex eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine starting tomorrow
April 12, 2021 - Southwestern Public Health and Middlesex-London Health Unit will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those aged 60 and older starting Tuesday morning. Anyone born in 1961 or earlier will be able to book an appointment to get their first dose of vaccine, as of 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. The decision to expand eligibility to those age 60 and older comes a week after...
Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2021 11:21 AM
Strong uptake combined with increasing supply and the start of vaccination in local pharmacies have led the Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those aged 65 and older.
Starting today, anyone born in 1956 or earlier can book an appointment to get their first dose of vaccine. The decision to invite a wider population to get vaccinated comes just over a week after the vaccine was made available to those 70 years of age and older.
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 07:01 AM
Our People, Our Stories is a special series of relatable stories recognizing our staff and the impact COVID-19 has had on our workforce personally and professionally.Part 3: Nora's Story How roles change in a public health emergency
Nora Shantz is a Public Health Nurse of 11 years and one of many staff redeployed to new roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. For six months, she was a calming voice on the end of the line at our COVID-19 Response Centre before starting a position as...