Thursday, May 6, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to 55+, active cases at 37 in C-K

CK Public Health is inviting residents 55+, born in 1966 and earlier, to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Meanwhile, the active COVID-19 case count is at 37 across Chatham-Kent.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands

CK Public Health is inviting residents over the age of 55 to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online at GetYourShotCK.ca or by calling 519-351-1010 and leaving a message.

Public health officials say residents in this new eligibility category, as well as those previously eligible, have several options for booking appointments at locations across Chatham-Kent.

Current clinic locations include:

– Chatham Bradley Centre Clinic: various dates and times available

– Wallaceburg Mobile Clinic: Friday, May 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Wallaceburg Memorial Arena, 600 Wall Street, Wallaceburg, ON

– Blenheim Drive Thru Clinic: Sunday, May 30, 2021 from 11 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Gincor Trailer Werx parking lot, 1 Solvay Dr, Blenheim, ON

For the latest COVID-19 vaccination updates, visit: ckphu.com/covid-19-vaccine.

Current situation in C-K

The active case count has increased by one and sits at 37 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 Thursday, April 29, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by three and sits at 1,768 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say two people remain hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.

Public health officials announced two new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,718.

Two un-named workplace outbreaks remain active.

20 of the active cases across Chatham-Kent are linked to close contact, eight cases are linked to workplace outbreaks, five cases have information pending, three cases are unknown and one is linked to travel.

CK Public Health officials say a total of 150 Chatham-Kent residents have had COVID-19 with a variant of concern or related mutation.

Since the pandemic began last March, a total of 13 people from Chatham-Kent have died from COVID-19.

A total of 105,441 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Public health officials say 35,118 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered to date, while 33,570 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Chatham-Kent.

More details about COVID-19 vaccination in Chatham-Kent can be found, here.

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.

The Province also declared a state of emergency and issued a ‘stay-at-home’ order for all of Ontario.

The order came into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 and is expected to last for six weeks, after Provincial officials announced on Friday they were extending it for an additional two weeks.

More details, here.

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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