First COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in Peterborough
Written by Comms Team, January 26, 2021
Long-Term Care Resident Elizabeth Campbell First to Receive
COVID-19 Vaccine in Peterborough
Fairhaven Long-Term Care Home (LTCH) was the first facility to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Peterborough region. Elizabeth Campbell, aged 106, a resident at Fairhaven LTCH, received the first dose this afternoon from Lori Rowsell, Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner at Fairhaven.
“This is an exciting day for Peterborough,” said Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra. “Immunizing long-term care home residents with the COVID-19 vaccine is the first step to seeing our vulnerable populations protected against COVID-19.”
The Ministry of Health prioritized LTCHs as the first setting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario. All public health units are required to vaccinate LTCH residents with their first dose by February 5, 2021. Depending on vaccine supply coming into the region, Peterborough Public Health will be vaccinating the entire population of LTCH residents (approximately 1,100 individuals) in the coming two weeks.
The Peterborough Inter-agency COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Team is working to determine the next population in Peterborough to receive the vaccine. This will depend on a number of criteria including provincial guidelines, COVID-19 risk for each population, and supply of the vaccine locally.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and to remain up to date on immunization plans please visit peterboroughpublichealth.ca
For further information, please contact:
705-743-1000, ext. 391