The COVID REPORT for June 21-2021

Drop-in clinic in Elliot Lake

There will be a mass vaccination drop-in clinic in Elliot Lake later this month.

The Elliot Lake Family Health Team will host a drop-in vaccination clinic at the Collins Hall on June 29th from 5 pm to 7 pm for those who have not received their first dose.

The clinic is also calling on people who have received their first dose at the hall in March to book their second dose.

This will be followed by calling people who were vaccinated in April and May.

Last week, 879 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 by the health team with most given second doses. Almost 200 people received their first.

Call 705-461-8882 to book a first dose shot.

 

A look at the local numbers ….

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 over the last three days.

Of the 14, nine are from Greater Sudbury and five in the Sudbury District.

Considering resolved cases, there are 29 active cases within the agency’s jurisdiction.

Health Sciences North states it has 10 admitted patients, two who have tested positive and eight waiting for test results.

Of the two, one individual is in intensive care.

Algoma Public Health has one new case over the weekend, in the Sault Ste. Marie area.

Considering resolved cases, there are four active cases in the district.

The one individual in hospital does not reside in the district but is receiving treatment locally.

 

Border closure extended one month

We’re expecting details later today on when, and how, the federal government plans to reopen our border with the United States.

Last Friday, the government extended the closure until July 21st….but Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is promising to outline a proposal today on reducing restrictions.

It’s expected to begin with permission for fully-vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents to come back into the country without restrictions.

The border has been closed since March of last year.

 

Not Phizher, but Moderna

If you were expecting to receive a Pfizer vaccination in the next couple of days, you may find you’re getting a Moderna inoculation instead.

Several health regions in the province have had to switch, after word that this week’s shipment of Pfizer’s product has been delayed a few days.

The provincial government says it’s OK to mix shots because the two vaccines are similar in nature.

A spokesperson for Health Minister Christine Elliott says Ontarians should get vaccinated as soon as possible, to head off the spread of the more-contagious Delta variant.

 

Death of vaccinated senior

Waterloo Region is reporting Ontario’s first COVID-19 death of a person who was fully vaccinated against the virus.

The victim was a woman in her 90s, who was a resident in a long-term care facility that is currently under outbreak status.

Medical experts say cases involving the death of people who have had their full inoculations are very rare but add that it can happen, so Ontarians must continue to follow public health restrictions.

 

PHOTO: There will be a mass vaccination drop-in clinic in Elliot Lake later this month.

The Elliot Lake Family Health Team will host a drop-in vaccination clinic at the Collins Hall on June 29th from 5 pm to 7 pm for those who have not received their first dose. Last week, 879 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 by the health team with most given second doses. Almost 200 people received their first. Photo by Elliot Lake Family Health Team

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