First COVID-19 Vaccine given at ECU
It was a historical moment today for Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) as we administered the first Health Canada approved COVID-19 Moderna vaccine at the William A. George Extended Care Facility (ECU). The first resident to receive the vaccine was Eunice Fiddler, 85. Joining her was her daughter, Margaret Beardy, SLMHC Interpreter Tom Chapman, and Andrea McWatters, RPN Team Lead, who administered the vaccine.
Earlier this week, the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Sioux Lookout in anticipation of the roll out of Ontario’s vaccination implementation plan for our region.
The province is rolling out the vaccine in three phases, with a focus on the most vulnerable populations first. In addition to administering vaccines to residents and staff of the ECU, hospital chronic care patients and all hospital staff will receive the vaccine in the days ahead. SLMHC has and will continue to play an important role in the coming months, as vaccinations will continue to be administered.
To find out more about the province of Ontario’s immunization program and three phase roll-out, as well as the vaccinations approved for use in Ontario (Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech), visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario.
SLMHC, and our partners in health, will share more information about the roll out of the vaccine in our region as it becomes available.
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