80+ and chronic home care recipients can now book for COVID-19 vaccination
March 22, 2021
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To: Local Health System Partners
FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
Individuals born in 1941 or earlier and those who receive chronic home care services have been asked to pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccination. Those who pre-registered have been contacted to book their vaccination appointment. To ensure that no eligible recipient was missed, we are advising all eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
80+ and chronic home care recipient’s book now!
As you know, distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is occurring in a phased approach across the province of Ontario. Individuals aged 80 and older in the year 2021, and chronic home care recipients are identified as an immediate priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in this stage of rollout.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts is relying on primary care practitioners and other health system partners, including Ontario Health North, to ensure that those eligible vaccine recipients have received their appointment for vaccination. If you have a client/patient that receives private home care, please ensure you are advising them of their opportunity for vaccination.
Please advise any eligible clients to book an appointment directly by calling 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505). The call centre is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Remaining clinics for this priority group are scheduled and dates are available on our website. Vaccination clinics are by appointment only.
There are certain considerations for special populations for COVID-19 vaccines, such as people who are immunosuppressed, and those who have severe allergies. Please visit the frequently asked questions on the Public Health Sudbury & Districts website for more information. We encourage health care providers to consult with at-risk clients prior to them booking a vaccine appointment.
Please direct additional questions directly to Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.
Original Signed By
Dr. Penny Sutcliffe
Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer
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This item was last modified on March 22, 2021