Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force Update


Point Edward, ON – The Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force met Tuesday, January 26 to discuss updates to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan in Lambton County. The group plans to meet every Tuesday to discuss new developments and planning requirements.

At this meeting, the Task Force:

· Discussed the arrival of Lambton County’s first COVID-19 vaccine, and the official beginning of administration of the first doses of the Moderna vaccine at Trillium Villa Nursing home, in Sarnia.

o Further immunizations will continue for residents at high risk long-term care homes this week until the Mobile Immunization Team* administers all of the currently available doses. A small additional shipment of the vaccine is expected to arrive the first week in February, which will enable continued immunizations of the first priority groups.

*The Mobile Immunization Team includes staff from Lambton Public Health (LPH), Bluewater Health and Lambton Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

· Provided working group updates to the committee on operations, mobilization, systems and communication.

· Engaged with the key partners on the committee regarding planning for the next phases of the immunizations process.

· Received a reminder regarding Dr. Ranade’s upcoming Community Radio Call-in Session on Thursday, January 28 at 8:30 a.m. to answer questions from the public surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and the local rollout plan. Call in details are posted on LPH’s events page and social channels. For further information listen to CHOK 103.9 FM, 1070 AM or go to CHOK.com.

Please visit getthevaccine.ca to learn more about how you and your family can access the COVID-19 vaccines as they become available in the community and check back often as information will be updated frequently. This dedicated section of the website will feature updates on the immunization plan, Frequently Asked Questions, videos and more.

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