Ontario releases more details on COVID vaccinations for adults 18 and older in sensitive neighborhoods

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Ontario officials have said that people aged 18 and over living in high-risk areas – defined by certain postal codes – are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine through mobile or pop-up clinics.

“Host” organizations defined as faith-based organizations, community settings and workplace clinics hosted by the employer will promote mobile and pop-up clinics in sensitive “high risk” areas and schedule appointments .

“Eligible people can visit their local public health unit’s website for details on upcoming clinics in their community and how to make an appointment,” officials said in the documents.

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An example provided in the recently updated vaccination plan documents released on Tuesday is a pop-up vaccination clinic through the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

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The pop-up clinic, donated by leaders of the Hindu community, is located in a hotspot north of Etobicoke (the northwest end of Toronto). The Department of Health partnered with charity BAPS, William Osler Health System and Toronto Public Health to operate the clinic.

The clinic is expected to operate for three weeks to immunize around 15,000 people. Eligible individuals are 18 years and over in postal codes: M9R, M9V, M9W, L4T and L6S.

Appointments for the pop-up clinic begin Tuesday for vaccinations to begin the next day, April 14. Residents can book through William Osler for vaccinations at the BAPS Swaminarayan Complex.

Hotspot communities in Ontario by postal codes.

Government of Ontario

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Ontario said it is also working with local public health units for the feasibility of workplace vaccination clinics in hot spot communities.

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Workplaces will be selected based on whether they are in a hot spot, employees who cannot work from home, have already had an outbreak or are at risk of an outbreak, and workers who primarily reside in hot spots.

Officials said the employer will take responsibility for setting up, operating and funding the on-site vaccination clinic. The employer would also be responsible for immunizing not only workers but also residents of the community.

“Workplace vaccination clinics in hot spot communities will be activated on an ongoing basis based on local operational needs, vaccine supply and availability to be deployed, as jointly determined by the health unit. local and the company. “

Some education workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Education workers who work with students with special needs across the province can book a vaccination.

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Also eligible are education workers from Toronto or the Region of Peel in certain hot spot communities who live or work in person in elementary and secondary schools. Education workers include teachers, educators, day care staff, administrative staff, and school bus drivers.

For those who work in a red light district, but do not live there, they will need a letter from their school board confirming the employment as proof of identity.

Reservations began Monday and can be made through the provincial vaccine reservation line. Local public health units that do not use the provincial system will make arrangements with school boards directly to provide information on reservations, officials said. Vaccinations will be carried out mainly in mass vaccination clinics.

Overview of Phase Two of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.

Government of Ontario

On Tuesday, the provincial government reported administering 3,310,157 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This marks an increase of 95,692 vaccines over the past day. There are 335,262 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

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The province has said it has the capacity to deliver up to 150,000 doses per day “if supply permits”, but is only administering just under 100,000 per day.

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford-AstraZeneca are the vaccines currently in use in Ontario. The first two are administered in all settings except pharmacies which only administer the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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Currently, Ontario has reported the following age groups and the percentage of the population that received their first dose:

  • People aged 80 and over: 88%
  • People aged 75 to 79: 81%
  • People aged 70 to 74: 62%
  • People aged 65 to 69: 38%
  • People aged 60 to 64: 35%
  • People aged 55 to 59: 20%
  • People aged 50 to 54: 14%

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