NWHU recommending people prepare now to receive COVID-19 vaccinations
Tim Brody - Editor
The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) expects to begin appointment-based clinics in early April, starting with residents over 80 years old.
Appointments cannot be booked yet, however NWHU expects that online and telephone appointment booking will begin in mid to late March.
NWHU says it will, “publicize widely when appointments can be booked for those aged 80 years and older.”
Dr. Kit Young Hoon, Medical Officer of Health at NWHU is recommending that residents prepare now to get the shot. “If you are immunocompromised, have an autoimmune disorder, are pregnant, or have an allergy to the vaccine or its components, speak to your health care provider now to see if you should get the vaccine,” Dr. Young Hoon said.
“Anyone with the above conditions will have to attest that they have spoken to their health care provider before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine,” NWHU shared.
“NWHU expects more news from the province soon on Phase 2 populations and who is eligible for the next round of vaccinations. The health unit believes they will have larger amounts of vaccine throughout April, May, and June for eligible populations,” the Health Unit shared.
NWHU recommends that to stay up to date with vaccine updates, “please visit www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19 or call NWHU’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-468-2240.”