COVID-19 vaccination update for clinics at GFL Memorial Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie

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Algoma Public Health (APH) and Algoma Ontario Health Team (AOHT) are pleased to announce that booking will soon open for 2,700 new appointments at the COVID-19 Community Vaccine Hub being held at the GFL Memorial Gardens for the following dates:

  • Friday, May 28
  • Saturday, May 29

Demand for vaccine continues to exceed the supply we have been allocated for the Algoma region. As vaccine continues to arrive, more clinics will be made available in the near future.

The following new groups, as well as previous eligible groups<https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/>, including all adults aged 60+, are welcome to book an appointment starting Monday, May 10, 2021.

High-Risk Health Conditions:

  • Obesity (BMI > 40)
  • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g., chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications)
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down Syndrome)

First Group of Essential Workers Who Cannot Work from Home

  • Elementary/secondary school workers (including educators, custodial, school bus drivers, Workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, critical infrastructure restoration workers).
    Enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including by-law enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, labour inspectors / WSIB field workers)
  • Individuals working in childcare as follows:
    All licensees, employees and students on an educational placement who interact directly with children in licensed childcare centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs
    Licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of a home child care agency and students on an educational placement
    Foster care agency workers, including foster parents and customary care providers
  • Food manufacturing and distribution workers
  • Agriculture and farm workers
  • Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers

HOW TO BOOK

Option 1 (Online): Recommended

Visit this link<http://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/#clinics> and click on ‘make an appointment online’ under Sault Ste. Marie – GFL Memorial Gardens tab. Appointments will be update at 10:00 am on Monday May 10, 2021

Option 2 (Book by Phone):  Call 705-541-2332.

Phone lines will be open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Throughout Algoma, you can search for a clinic near you<https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/#clinics> and follow the instructions for available clinics by municipality.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

If you are eligible for COVID-19 immunization, and have one of the conditions below, please speak with your treating health care provider BEFORE attending your immunization appointment.

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Have an autoimmune condition or are immunocompromised due to disease or treatment

People with booked appointments may bring one support person with them to the clinic.  Only people with booked appointments will be immunized.

Until the majority of community members are fully immunized, we still need to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 in our region:

  • Stay home as much as possible, and avoid gatherings, visiting or having close contact with people you don’t live with.
  • Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and self-isolate away from others.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel
  • Wear a mask as required in indoor public spaces and outside when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The yellow press of the North, which is located somewhere on queen street is responding to the call and attacking whatever is Ontario, for political reasons.
    They found one more unsatisfied “sooltite” who know how to write a letter to their news team to complain about what? Why don’t we have night shift vaccination appointments, after all the virus will stick with you 24/7 and so should be APH giving appointments.

    Then the popular yellow page site attacks APH… instead of asking WHY DON’T WE HAVE ENOUGH VACCINES?

    WE DON’T HAVE VACCINES BECAUSE THOSE IN CHARGE OF PROCURING VACCINES FAILED TO US ALL!

    I was vaccinated because of my age group, on Friday and I can tell you, they have a well greased machine that works non-stop… but above all, APH seems to be focused on preventing a problem due to a reaction to the vaccine, the care the people dispenses is really impressive.

    APH stated clear, the reasons why we can’t give more appointments is because we don’t have enough vaccines.

    We all know who is in charge of buying vaccines and which political factions they represent.

    Very sad zooyesterday!

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