February 8, 2021 11:35am
Native well being officers are promising that, over the following 10 days, all residents of long-term care and retirement properties in Windsor-Essex who already acquired the primary dose of the vaccine might be fully vaccinated.
The Windsor Essex County Well being Unit acquired its second cargo of the Moderna vaccine on Friday. Public well being nurses will proceed to manage second doses and, in accordance with the well being unit, may have visited all properties by the tip of the day on February 18.
“Proper now we’re specializing in giving all second doses to everybody that we gave first doses to. So that features all three classes within the long-term care and retirement properties, residents, workers and important caregivers,” stated CEO and Chief Nursing Officer Theresa Marentette. “With our present provide, we all know that we are going to additionally be capable to present first and second doses to the remaining excellent residents.”
There are nonetheless 376 residents who would love the vaccine who haven’t acquired their first dose.
There are about 1,700 workers and important caregivers who’re awaiting their first dose of the vaccine. There may be not sufficient provide of the Moderna vaccine for these people to obtain their first and second doses. They are going to be prioritized to obtain the Pfizer vaccine, administered by Windsor Regional Hospital, when there’s provide accessible.
There isn’t any phrase on when the well being unit will obtain extra provide of the Moderna vaccine.
On Monday, the well being unit reported 40 new circumstances of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex.
There are actually 388 lively circumstances locally. Amongst these, 51 are within the hospital receiving therapy and 10 are within the intensive care unit.