Some pharmacies in the region will begin offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to these age 55 and older. These pharmacies include a Consumer Drug Mart in Dryden, No Frills pharmacy in Kenora and Pharmasave in Citadel Frances. The public properly being clinics bear also expanded to include anybody outdated 60 and over.
Dr. Kit Younger Hoon, medical officer of properly being at the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU), mentioned adults outdated 55 and older who would fancy to obtain an AstraZeneca shot from a pharmacy can register online on the pharmacy webpage.
More information about the pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination program might even be found on the province’s online page
“At this point we’re still working with them to bear definite things are up and running. The pharmacy program is primarily though the province, so we present some attend,” Younger Hoon mentioned.
These eligible to obtain the vaccine at the NWHU vaccination clinics are these outdated 60 and older, healthcare workers including workers who work in congregate living settings, grownup homecare recipients, religion leaders who present quit-of-existence care, care of deceased, funerals, dwelling visits to in unlucky health persons or pastoral care in hospitals and long-interval of time care properties and other properly being care amenities. Another eligible crew is Indigenous adults including Métis.
Younger Hoon mentioned they had been currently dealing with a enlighten the set up they had been expecting a lengthen for over a week which implies they necessary to stop bookings in uncover to bear ample vaccines.
“We did stop booking for a time frame however now extra vaccines bear arrived, so we’ve unfolded extra spots in keeping with the numbers and the estimates we’re given by the province to enable other folks to ebook until the quit of April,” Younger Hoon mentioned. “It’s constantly revisited and adjusted to bear definite that now we bear ample vaccines for of us.”
Three unique cases had been reported in the Sioux Lookout properly being hub on Tuesday.
There are currently 43 active cases in the region, nine in the Dryden properly being hub, 13 in the Kenora properly being hub, one in the Citadel Frances properly being hub and 20 in the Sioux Lookout properly being hub.
During the week of March 29 to April 4, the region had 32 unique confirmed cases, 10 in the Kenora properly being hub, 14 in the Sioux Lookout properly being hub, seven in the Dryden properly being hub and one in the Citadel Frances properly being hub.
Two unique hospitalizations passed off and there are currently four other folks in the region hospitalized due to COVID.
Of the 32 unique cases, three had been connected to a plague and 7 had been shut contact of outdated cases. The source of exposure remains unknown for 22 of the unique cases.
Younger Hoon mentioned at this point the NWHU is treating every case as a imaginable variant.
“Case and contact management is ongoing and self-isolation is being adopted as acceptable,” Younger Hoon mentioned. “At this point variants of anxiety are in particular worrying because they construct increase the likelihood of transmission and they can increase the likelihood of being admitted to the intensive care unit.”