Tuesday, April 20, 2021

New COVID-19 vaccine registration system being launched, as active cases drop to 62 in C-K

CK Public Health is launching an online COVID-19 vaccination registration system at GetYourShotCK.ca and they have announced some new mobile clinics.

Meanwhile, the active COVID-19 case count in Chatham-Kent has dropped to 62.

GetYourShotCK.ca details

Beginning on April 7, 2021, Chatham-Kent residents will be able to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments online at GetYourShotCK.ca, public health officials say.

With the support of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s scheduling system, accessible 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, residents will now be able to schedule their own COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

CK Public Health officials say booking an appointment online has several advantages:

– Residents will get an immediate confirmation of an appointment after completing the registration process

– Users can choose from a variety of dates/times and locations that fit their schedule

– One account holder can register multiple family members who are currently eligible for appointments

“To book an appointment, residents will be required to review the current list of eligibility groups and certify what category in which they are eligible,” CK Public Health officials said in a media release.

“They will then create an account to access the Municipal registration system. Please note that those residents who have already used this system to book Municipal Recreation programming already have an account.”

Once logged in, residents can select an appointment date, time and location that is convenient to them, public health officials added.

“In addition to launching a new registration system, CK Public Health is also expanding its services with appointment only mobile clinics in outlying communities,” public health officials say.

Residents can register for an appointment at GetYourShotCK.ca for the two newly added clinics:

Wheatley: Wheatley Arena, April 15, 2021, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., 196 Erie St N, Wheatley, drive-thru clinic (with an option for those without a vehicle)

Highgate: Mary Webb Centre, April 17, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., 87 Main Street West, Highgate.

“For those residents waiting for return calls from our COVID-19 Vaccination Phone Line (519-351-1010) to book a vaccination appointment, we will return your phone call,” CK Public Health officials say.

“If you prefer, you can book your appointment online using the new system.”

Current situation in Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped by nine and now sits at 62 across Chatham-Kent.

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit updated their ‘current situation’ page, which provides a summary of COVID-19 cases and testing in Chatham-Kent, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by four and sits at 1,664 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say one person remains hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.

Public health officials announced 13 new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,590.

Institutional outbreaks at Meadow Park Nursing Home in Chatham and Hudson Manor, a retirement home in Tilbury, remain active.

Three un-named workplace outbreaks also remain active.

34 of the active cases across Chatham-Kent are linked to close contact, 11 are unknown, seven cases have information pending, six cases are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent and three cases are linked to the institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say a total of 67 Chatham-Kent residents have had COVID-19 with a variant of concern or related mutation.

63 of the cases had a mutation detected with “no lineage identified”, while four cases had detected the B.1.1.7 variant of concern, also known as the U.K. variant, public health officials say.

Since the pandemic began last March, a total of 12 people from Chatham-Kent have died from COVID-19.

A total of 97,076 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Public health officials say 24,765 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered to date.

Beginning on Saturday, April 3, 2021, Chatham-Kent moved into the ‘Grey-Shutdown’ tier of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework, along with the rest of the province.

Provincial officials say the provincewide “emergency brake” will be in place for at least four weeks.

More details, here.

Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, to make an announcement on Wednesday at  2 p.m.

Reports say the Premier is expected to announce more public health measures, including a ‘stay-at-home’ order.

Watch for more on this story.

To view the full ‘current situation’ page from CK Public Health, click here.

For more information about COVID-19, residents are asked to visit
http://www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.

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