Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Point Edward, ON – The Lambton COVID-19 Immunization Task Force met Tuesday, March 23 to discuss updates to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan in Lambton County. Here are some highlights from the meeting:
To date, a total of 16,454 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Lambton County (14,910 first doses, 1,544 second doses).
The Mobile Immunization Team has completed all first and second doses to long-term care, high-risk retirement and Elder Care homes. Immunizations of first doses...
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:30 PM
Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is partnering with four local primary care practice groups on a new pilot project to administer Moderna vaccines to their patients with the high-risk chronic health conditions.
“Primary care providers have always had an important role to play in community immunization,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. “They will also be pivotal in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.”
The pilot, which is beginning this week, is...
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021 10:00 AM
Point Edward, ON – Sarnia-Lambton Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER), Industrial Educational Cooperative (IEC), Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association (SLEA), Bruce Power, and Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (“Enbridge”) are supporting a new, high-output vaccination model at Lambton Public Health's (LPH) fixed immunization clinic in Point Edward. Launching this week, the model is an ideal solution for a large-scale immunization rollout, made possible by tremendous contributions from CAER,...
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2021 09:13 AM
Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is investigating an outbreak at a Retirement Residence, declared on March 20. LPH received the laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result for one staff member at Fairwinds Lodge Retirement Residence, in Sarnia.
A long-term care or other communal living setting outbreak is declared when one or more COVID-19 cases is lab-confirmed in a staff member or resident with possible exposure to others in the setting.
“The individual who tested positive...
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2021 09:20 AM
Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is investigating one long-term care outbreak and one school outbreak, both declared on March 19. LPH received the laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test results for one staff member at Afton Park Place, and one staff member and one student at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School.
A school outbreak is declared when there are two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students, staff or other visitors in a school with an epidemiological link, within...