Sarnia, Ontario — Lambton County essential frontline workers who cannot work from home are now eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, along with individuals who are 40 years old now or will be in 2021.
In addition to those groups, high-risk health care workers, dialysis patients, and all first Nations, Inuit and Metis individuals can book their second dose of the vaccine earlier than the extended four-month interval. This insures that those groups who are at higher risk for serious illness with COVID-19 reach a greater level of immunity to the virus sooner.
Lambton Public Health noted that clinics are booking quickly, so if residents try to register and find that clinics are fully booked, they should check back often as additional clinics will be added as vaccine supply is confirmed.
As of the beginning of May, approximately 800,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were expected to arrive in Ontario each week. Doses of vaccine administered per week should increase to 940,000 by the end of the month. There are currently 73 active cases of COVID-19 in Lambton County.
Vaccine appointments for Lambton County residents can be registered for at GetTheVaccine.ca
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand