Peterborough Public Health Completes First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine for All Eligible Long-term Care Home Residents
Written by Comms Team, February 10, 2021
Peterborough Public Health has completed the initial round of COVID-19 vaccination for local long-term care home (LTCH) residents, administering a total of 976 first doses to eligible residents and some staff.
“Thanks to the wonderful support of our long-term care home partners, we have exceeded the provincial deadline of vaccinating LTCH residents with their first dose by February 10. This moves us one step closer to protecting our most vulnerable population from COVID-19,” said Dr. Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “This collaboration has led to the safe and efficient delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine to our LTCH residents, a great start to our overall efforts to vaccinating the whole community.”
LTCH residents have received their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Plans are being made for administration of the second dose.
In addition to planning for the delivery of the second dose to LTCH residents, Peterborough Public Health is expecting a delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines before the end of the month. We are awaiting provincial direction on which of the priority groups included in Phase 1 of the provincial vaccine plan will be next. For more information on the proposed vaccine sequencing, refer to the Ontario COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
For further information, please contact:
705-743-1000, ext. 391