Sumary of COVID-19: More vaccine access on the way for London and Middlesex County:
- Two of the region top officials say more people in London, Ont., and Middlesex County will have access to COVID-19 vaccines in the coming days..
- Glimpses of what to come where unveiled during the Middlesex-London Health Unit media briefing on Thursday, with expansions on the horizon for local vaccine eligibility and London pharmacy vaccination capacity..
- Medical officer of health Dr. Chris Mackie said the MLHU anticipates it will be able to open local vaccine appointments to people aged 60 and older by next Tuesday..
- “The issues are primarily around vaccine availability and moving with partners in the region, making sure that we’re supporting each other to get through campaigns as appropriate,”.
- Mackie added that while other public health units may have opened their vaccine eligibility to this age range already, this discrepancy with the MLHU is tied to the provincial booking system used by those public health units..
- “The provincial system is booking out appointments four weeks (in advance), we are here booking out appointments for three weeks,”.
- View link » On the pharmacy front, London Mayor Ed Holder said he seeing success in his request to Premier Doug Ford to allow more pharmacies in the city to provide vaccines….