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Northwest Ontario Long-Term Care Homes get 1st dose of Vaccinations

Northwest Ontario Long-Term Care Homes get 1st dose of Vaccinations

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  February 11, 2021  The Northwestern Health Unit are reporting that the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given to all consenting and eligible Long-Term Care Home (LTCH) residents throughout the region. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU), LTCH, and other local partners worked together to plan, distribute, and administer the vaccine to LTCH residents by the Ministry of Health’s target date of February 10, 2021.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) in partnership with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and Long-Term Care Homes reached a major milestone this week with 95% of long-term care home residents in the Thunder Bay District having now received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and many having received the second dose of the two-dose series.

While the focus currently is on the long-term care homes, planning is also underway regarding other vulnerable settings including retirement homes and congregate settings housing seniors and high risk health care workers. As part of the larger roll-out for the TBDHU area, Public health is actively engaging partners, including District and First Nation partners, in the development and implementation of the broader plan. This planning work also includes the opening of vaccination clinics in our area. Further details will be provided as this unfolds. reported the TBDHU

“I am happy to report that all eligible residents of local Long-Term Care Homes who wanted to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine were able to do so,” says Dr. Kit Young Hoon, Medical Officer of Health at NWHU. “Across the province, COVID-19 infections in this vulnerable population have shown to be quite severe, and it is reassuring that they now have some protection against the COVID-19 virus,” says Dr. Young Hoon. NWHU expects that all residents should receive their second dose of the vaccine within the acceptable timelines.

At this time, NWHU does not have further information on which priority group will be next for the vaccine roll-out in the area. “We will continue to follow provincial guidance regarding priority groups and will share that information with the public when we have it, they reported 

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