Vaccination clinics taking place in the District are happening!
Your Family Health Team (FHT) or Community Health Centre (CHC) will be contacting you in priority sequence for appointment scheduling. If you're a member of one of these priority groups, but not a member of an FHC/CHC, please connect with your respective community organization (noted below) to inquire about setting up an appointment:
* 1st dose individuals born in or after 2009
* 2nd dose individuals born in or after 2009
*We are now offering third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the highest risk population.
The highest risk population includes people in the following groups:
-Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
-Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for malignant hematologic disorders
-Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)
Covid-19 boosters for this group must be done at a minimum of 8 weeks after 2nd dose.
-Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges are also eligible for a third dose a minimum of 5 months after the second dose.
The Greenstone Family Health Team, Nipigon District Family Health Team, Marathon Family Health Team - Health Promotion, Manitouwadge Family Health Team, North Shore Family Health Team, NorWest Community Health Centres-Longlac Site
How to Protect Yourself
- Stay informed: Keep up-to-date on cases in your area
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with hand sanitizer or soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds
- Maintain social distancing of 2 meters or 6 feet
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if out in public
- Follow respiratory courtesy; cough or sneeze into your arm or a Kleenex, discard used Kleenex into appropriate disposal immediately and follow up with hand hygiene
- Stay home if you feel unwell
- Limit public outings to stores for essential needs such as prescription pickup, groceries, etc to limit the potential spread
What do I do if I Develop Symptoms?
Complete the Self-Assessment at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
Contact your local health provider for advice and direction.
Nipigon Assessment Centre
Monday to Thursday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00am - 11:00am
Public Health Unit (Red Rock Office)
Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30 pm
For medical advice after hours, please contact:
Nipigon District Memorial Hospital
(807) 887-3026 Ext. 1251
*If it is a medical emergency and you require immediate medical care*
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