McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update
Tuesday May 11, 2021
This is a McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
This is an urgent update following an announcement by the Ministry of Long-Term Care on May 10, 2021.
Due to an increased vaccine supply, the province is adding high-risk health care workers – which includes staff and essential caregivers in long-term care homes – to the list of those eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier than the extended four-month interval.
The home received communication from the Middlesex-London Health Unit that outlines the process for booking second dose appointments. It is as follows:
To change their second dose appointments, eligible individuals will need to call the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s COVID-19 Vaccine Booking line at 226-289-3560 and provide verbal attestation that they are eligible for the reduced vaccine dose interval.
Please note that eligible individuals cannot call to rebook before Friday, May 14, 2021.
The Vaccine Booking line is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The online booking system cannot be used to re-schedule an appointment.
If you previously received the Pfizer vaccine, you must have a minimum of 21 days between doses, and if you received the Moderna vaccine, you must have a minimum of 28 days between doses. I have also received confirmation from Dr. Alex Summers, Associate Medical Officer of Health, that if you have previously received the Moderna vaccine, we can administer your second dose at McCormick Home. If you have received Moderna and wish to receive it here, please contact Tanya at email@example.com or 519-432-2648, ext. 2321 to let us know, and we will schedule your vaccine as soon as possible.
It is important to note that while booking second doses opens on May 14, 2021, they are anticipating a two- to three-week time frame to get them administered.
Please ensure that you notify me once you have received your second dose so our records can be updated. This change in policy will allow the home to meet the vaccination thresholds set by the Ministry of Long-Term Care to resume social activities much sooner than anticipated.
Thank you to all of you for your continued patience and diligence as we strive in our collective goal to keep our residents and each other safe.