Niagara Health expanding COVID-19 vaccinations

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Niagara Health will begin vaccinating the highest and very high priority community healthcare workers over the next several months, including first responders.

Across Niagara, 20,265 COVID-19 vaccines have now been administered to long-term care and retirement home workers and residents, essential caregivers, and hospital staff and physicians.

The next healthcare providers to be immunized will include medical first responders at Niagara EMS, firefighters, and police officers. Community healthcare workers serving Indigenous populations and those serving specialized populations, like workers at needle exchange program and home and community care.

Healthcare providers in the Very High Priority Group to be immunized will include community healthcare workers with high-risk exposure serving the general population such as primary care, community-based specialists, dentistry, pharmacies and walk-in clinic staff. Workers at congregate settings such as hospices, assisted living, supportive housing, corrections, and shelters will be included. Those that work in laboratory services are also considered very high priority and will be immunized.

“We’re pleased that the hospital clinic’s work is expanding and that we’re entering the next phase in our fight against COVID-19 and in protecting our community,” said Linda Boich, Niagara Health EVP, Quality and Mental Health & Addictions, Executive Lead, Integrated Care.

Vaccinations are by appointment only and those eligible will be contacted directly to register for their appointment when it is time for their group to receive vaccinations.

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