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COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report – Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit – December 21, 2021

Leeds-Grenville & Lanark –  There will be no vaccine status report on December 28th, the report will resume January 4th, 2022.

Vaccination Statistics

  • For individuals 12 plus, our first dose vaccination rate was 95.0% last week and is 95.6% this week, and the fully vaccinated rate was 92.9% and is 93.4% this week. 
  • For individuals 5 plus, our first dose vaccination rate is 92.0%, and the fully vaccinated rate is 87%.
  • Vaccination rate for 5 to 11 is 43.9% with a first dose – that is up from 37% last week
  • As of December 20, 2021 a total of 338,366 vaccinations have been administered in the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) region.
  • Our vaccination dashboard has all the details and will be updated again next Tuesday, December 28

Third Dose Eligibility

  • On December 20th, all individuals ages 18 plus became eligible to book an appointment for a third dose
  • Those eligible can book the third dose 3 months (84 days) after their second dose – a date check tool is available

Vaccination Booking

  • Many community vaccine clinics are full in December and into January
  • LIMITED walk-ins MAY be available at clinics based on vaccine supply and clinic capacity. Our Pfizer-Adult supply is limited, so most walk-ins will be Moderna. If you are choosing to wait in line at a clinic, please ensure social distancing is maintained. Priority is given to those with appointments.
  • A list of upcoming clinics is available on our website: https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/vaccine-clinics/
  • Check a participating pharmacy here or call your doctor’s office.
  • If you have symptoms or are getting tested, we advise your appointment be cancelled and rebooked for another day. Whether it is COVID-19 or not, you are fighting an infection and the vaccine may not yield the best response.
  • Please cancel a clinic appointment if you book at an earlier one. We can then make this appointment available to someone else. Cancel an appointment by filling out this online form or using the link in your confirmation email.

Which vaccine is available?

  • The province has a very good supply of Moderna vaccine now while they wait for more Pfizer to arrive in about mid-January.  Moderna will become our primary vaccine for adults over the next few weeks as the province deals with a Pfizer shortage. It is recommended that you get the one that is offered to you on the day of your appointment.
  • Adult Pfizer will be available for the 12 to 29 age group along with the Pediatric Pfizer vaccine for the 5 to 11-year-olds. Both Pfizer and Moderna trigger the same immune response against COVID-19.
  • Mixing COVID-19 vaccines is safe, effective, and enables Ontarians to benefit from the protection of a booster dose.

General Vaccine Information

  • Our local Call Centre can provide support for residents who cannot access their COVID-19 vaccine receipt through the Ministry website.
  • For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccines section of our website.