In a tweet proudly sent out earlier today, Erik Landriault, Director of Integrated Care at Algoma Ontario Health Team, thanked the 100+ individuals from vaccinators to cleaners and greeters for their efforts which resulted in 4,800 COVID-19 vaccines delivered to residents in our Community in just four days. Based on these figures, that represents 6.4% of the Sault’s population vaccinated during what is best described as a vaccination marathon.
Algoma Public Health is currently advising that all available appointments at the Community Vaccination Hub have now been booked. They are asking anyone who hasn’t received the COVID-19 vaccine, and are eligible to do so, to continue checking their website for more clinic dates and times as they become available.
Who is currently eligible to receive vaccines in Algoma? (as of March 9, 2021)
- Adults 80+ years old (born in 1941 or earlier)
- Indigenous adults, beginning with those who are 55+ (born in 1966 or earlier) (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) (complete list)
- Staff, residents and designated essential caregivers in long term care homes, retirement homes and First Nation elder care lodges
- Highest priority health care workers as identified in the Ministry of Health’s Guidance on Health Care Worker Prioritization (complete list)
No small feat that in a community of 75,000 people we were able to mobilise the delivery of 4,800 vaccines over 4 days at @AlgomaOHT Community Vaccine Hub.
To the 100+individuals involved from vaccinators to cleaners and greeters — thank you for coming together! https://t.co/d3BAg28oXA
— Erik Landriault 🏳️🌈 (@ErikLandriault) March 16, 2021