Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021 03:09 PM
Starting today, Southwestern Public Health and Middlesex-London Health Unit invite adults aged 18 and older to rebook an earlier second dose if they had their first mRNA dose on or before May 30.
Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2021 04:57 PM
June 20, 2021
Following confirmation from the Ontario government that the region’s next shipment of Pfizer will be delayed for two or three days, Southwestern Public Health has announced several changes associated with it’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Tillsonburg, Woodstock and St. Thomas for the week of June 20.
- June 21 clinics will offer Pfizer to all youth 12 – 17 and adults seeking second doses of Pfizer. All first doses to adults will be Moderna.
- June 22 - 25 clinics will...
Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 03:38 PM
“My family got COVID-19”
Breaking the stigma associated with the Coronavirus
Samantha Fox is not ashamed to say she had COVID-19.
“I am comfortable saying we did have COVID-19, and we did everything right, and it still happened.”
But the Southwestern Public Health manager didn’t always feel that way. Fox admits that when she, her husband and toddler all tested positive for the virus early in the pandemic, she hid it from her coworkers.
“I didn’t tell anyone at work for a while because...
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 03:12 PM
mRNA Vaccines: effective, safe and interchangeable
A Message from Dr. Joyce Lock, Medical Officer of Health
The National Advisory on Immunization (NACI), the organization that advises the Public Health Agency of Canada, has endorsed the interchangeability of the mRNA vaccines based on current scientific evidence and their expert opinion.
The interchangeability of Pfizer and Moderna means that you can receive one vaccine product for your first dose and a different vaccine product for your second dose....
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
June 10, 2021
Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11
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,”...