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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:
* Health care workers
* Seniors 75+
* Indigenous Adults 55+
* Chronic home care recipients

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

* 3rd dosing eligibility is as follows:
•Individuals receiving active treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for solid tumor or hematologic malignancies.
•Recipients of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive
therapy
•Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy or
hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or
taking immunosuppression therapy).
•Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
•Individuals with stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
•Individuals receiving active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies3 (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids (refer to the CIG for suggested definition of high dose steroids), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.
***You are only eligible if you meet one of the following AND a minimum of 56 days has passed since your last dose.***

BOOSTER eligibility is as follows:

•Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
•Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
•Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
•First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults and their non-Indigenous household members.
***You are only eligible if you meet one of the following AND a minimum of 168 days has passed since your last dose.***

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How to Protect Yourself

  1. Stay informed: Keep up-to-date on cases in your area
  2. Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with hand sanitizer or soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds
  3. Maintain social distancing of 2 meters or 6 feet
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if out in public
  5. 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
  6. Stay home if you feel unwell
  7. 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 Friday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

(807) 887-5645

 

Public Health Unit (Red Rock Office)

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30 pm

(807) 886-1060

 

For medical advice after hours, please contact:

 

Nipigon District Memorial Hospital

(807) 887-3026 Ext. 1251

 

Telehealth Ontario

1-866-797-0000

 

*If it is a medical emergency and you require immediate medical care*

Call 911