News Release: Residents with High-Risk Health Conditions Can Now Book an Appointment for a COVID-19 Vaccine
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, April 17, 2021 | 12 p.m. | Windsor and Essex County
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is offering a pathway for people meeting the Highest Risk and High Risk health conditions criteria and certain essential caregivers to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Residents under the Highest-Risk Health Conditions include:
- Organ transplant recipients
- Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
- Neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised
- Hematological malignancy diagnosed <1 year
- Kidney disease eGFR <30
Residents under the High-Risk Health Conditions include:
- Individuals with a BMI >40 based on BMI calculator
- Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g., chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications)
- Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down Syndrome)
Only residents that meet the above criteria are eligible to book their vaccination appointment and must attest at the time of booking that they meet the criteria. Residents that meet this criteria may also have one essential caregiver receive the vaccine. An essential caregiver is someone providing direct, frequent, and sustained in person personal care and/or assistance with activities of daily living.
Eligible residents must book an appointment online at wevax.ca or by calling the vaccination booking call centre at 226-773-2200. Appointments can be booked at one of the following targeted vaccination clinics:
- WFCU Centre
- St. Clair College Sportsplex
- Windsor Hall (Downtown)
- Moy Medical Centre
- Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre (Leamington)
- Libro Credit Union Centre (Town of Amherstburg)
As more COVID-19 vaccines are provided to our region and more vaccination clinics and sites become operational, we must continue to practice public health measures to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our community:
- Maintain a 2 metre distance from others.
- Limit your contacts to your household only.
- Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Use a medical or non-medical mask (e.g., cloth) in public settings.
- Cover mouth & nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay home and do not go to work or school if you are sick.