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LONDON, ONT. – The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reports 13 new cases of COVID-19, but no new deaths on Thursday; Meanwhile, the health unit will offer pop-up vaccination clinics in some regional schools next week and answer questions about shortened vaccination intervals.

The tally marks a return to daily tally below 25 after a slight increase in cases on Wednesday.

The region now has a total of 12,487 cases and 223 deaths, with 12,155 resolved cases, leaving 109 active. There are now 3,411 cases with a variant of concern.

The London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) reports 19 hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Nine of them are in intensive care, while out-of-region transfers represent less than five patients in acute and intensive care.

There are currently five LHSC employees who are positive with COVID-19.

The only active outbreak in the region is at the LHSC University Hospital in the 8TU transplant unit.

Starting Wednesday, anyone who received their first dose of vaccine on or before May 9 can start making a new appointment earlier for the second dose.

This is in addition to all adults 70 years of age and over, all Indigenous residents, and those with specific health concerns.

UPCOMING POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS IN SELECTED SCHOOLS

The MLHU announced on Thursday that it will offer pop-up vaccination clinics in select schools in Middlesex County and London to better reach families and young people who have yet to receive their first vaccine.

The clinics will open their doors on Monday, June 21.

Each of the day clinics will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and can accommodate up to 350 people.

“We know that there are still people in the community who could not make an appointment for the vaccination or who cannot make it to one of our vaccination clinics, but still want to get vaccinated. There are clinics for them, ”Assistant Medical Officer of Health Dr. Alex Summers said in a statement.

The clinics were made possible in part by the delivery of an additional 17,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, with a similar amount also expected next week.

School clinic appointments are now available to students and families within these schools and will open to the general public on Saturday.

Some walk-in appointments should be available.

“SCIENCE CHANGE”: EXPLAINING THE EMERGING DATA ON VACCINES

Recommendations continue to change regarding when you should get your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and which vaccine should be.

During Thursday’s press conference, MLHU Medical Officer of Health Dr Chris Mackie was asked whether changing data played a role in the vaccine reluctance.

“It’s a chronic problem we have trying to explain science to the general public because science changes. “

Mackie went on to describe the impact of the Delta variant and how it sparked a change in policy.

“Six months ago, we thought a dose was protective. Research trials showed that among all the COVIDs circulating in the world, one dose was very protective, so we split the second doses. advice will change.

The argument that is used against public health officials and scientists is often what they previously recommended.

Mackie retorts, “This is an example of a board change when the information changes and the image changes, and that’s exactly what the system should do and what our leaders should do in response. “

Thursday, Canada The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) also recommended that people who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine receive a second dose of an mRNA vaccine.

REGIONAL NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES

Here are the latest issues available from other local public health authorities:

  • Elgin-Oxford – four new, 27 active, 3,847 total, 3,737 resolved, 83 deaths, 782 variants
  • Gray-Bruce – 12 new, 48 active, 1,409 total, 1,354 resolved, seven deaths, 398 variants
  • Haldimand-Norfolk – two new, 32 active, 2,692 total, 2,607 resolved, 47 deaths
  • Huron-Perth – five new, 20 active, 1,872 total, 1,795 resolved, 57 deaths, 302 variants
  • Sarnia-Lambton – one new, 22 active, 3,553 total, 3,469 resolved, 62 deaths, 621 variants

In Ontario, 370 new cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, a slight drop from the 384 reported the day before.

Authorities on Tuesday marked the lowest daily total since September 17 with 293 infections.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 443, up from 618 at this point last week.

– With files from CTV News Toronto and Marek Sutherland of CTV News London

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