H’art Participants, Families, Caregivers, and Staff:
This is a quick note to keep you informed about the province’s immunization rollout.
Based on information from the KFL&A Public Health website, the KFL&A region is currently vaccinating:
- Staff and essential caregivers of long-term care and high-risk retirement homes, and First Nations elder care homes, and any residents of these settings that have not yet received a first dose of vaccine
- Alternative level of care patients in hospitals who have a confirmed admission to a long-term care home, retirement home or other congregate care home for seniors
- Highest priority health care workers, followed by very high priority health care workers, in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidance on Health Care Worker Prioritization
- Adults 75 years of age and older
- Staff, residents and caregivers in retirement homes and other congregate care settings for seniors
- Health care workers in the high priority level, and in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidance on Health Care Worker Prioritization
- All Indigenous adults
- Adult recipients of chronic home care
If you are eligible, you can sign up for an appointment using the province’s booking tool at www.ontario.ca or you can also call the provincial vaccine information line 1888 999 6488. Do you have questions about your eligibility? Please call the provincial vaccination line. Please note: If you are associated with a service agency or congregate care residence, you may have been provided with additional scheduling information.
In addition, there is a “pharmacy pilot” project. Starting March 22, 2021, select pharmacies in the following public health units are booking appointments for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people 60 years old or older in 2021:
- Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
- Windsor-Essex County
You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy through this pilot project.
Keep in mind, you must:
- be 60 years old or older in 2021
- have a valid Ontario health (OHIP) card,
- or other form of valid government-issued identification.
Visit this link to find participating pharmacies in your area and find out how to book your appointment: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations
If you are not eligible yet, stay patient, stay informed and keep being COVID smart. We will forward information when we have it but we strongly recommend you regularly visit https://www.kflaph.ca/ and www.ontario.ca