Health care workers can now pre-register for COVID-19 vaccination
March 1, 2021
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To: Local Health System Partners
Health care workers in Sudbury and districts are now eligible to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. This Advisory Alert provides information about the health care worker pre-registration process and next steps for vaccine rollout.
Health care worker pre-registration survey
This past week, highest priority health care workers across the Public Health Sudbury & Districts service area began to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. This included eligible individuals as defined by the Ministry of Health Guidance for Prioritizing Health Care Workers for COVID-19 Vaccination, which now also includes frontline police officers who attend medical calls.
In preparation for upcoming vaccine deliveries, all health care workers (who have not yet been immunized) are invited to complete a pre-registration survey to identify their eligibility to receive the vaccine. The pre-registration survey will help Public Health determine eligibility for vaccination.
Due to limited vaccine supply, a lottery system will be used in Greater Sudbury to identify which health care workers are eligible for vaccine in the coming weeks. At this time, we will conduct the lottery among very high priority health care workers who have completed the pre-registration survey. Lottery winners will then be contacted with appointment booking details. In the districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, a lottery process may be considered or, your geographical area COVID-19 Vaccine Implementaiton Committee will make an alternate recommendation based on survey results and allocation details.
If you are a health care worker, please complete this pre-registration survey. Very high priority health care workers in Greater Sudbury should complete the survey by 10 a.m. March 2, 2021, to be considered in this week’s lottery. If you are not successful in this lottery, you will still be considered in upcoming weeks. The survey will remain open to all health care workers over the next several weeks. Note that pre-registering does not mean you will get an appointment immediately.
Although vaccine supply continues to be limited, deliveries are expected to continue such that there will be ongoing opportunities to immunize priority groups in Phase One of the provincial rollout. Vaccines are being allocated proportionately to eligible groups and only individuals who meet the criteria will be invited to book appointments for the clinics.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine please visit our website.
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 1, 2021