Waterloo Public Health provides update on COVID-19 vaccination plan

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A few days after the province released new details of COVID-19 vaccination priority groups, Waterloo Public Health issued an updated vaccination plan for the area.

The new plan updates who will be the focus for vaccinations over the next several weeks.

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The agency says it will continue with all eligible long-term care, high-risk retirement home staff and essential caregivers as well as the highest priority frontline workers in these settings.

Other groups it will focus on include health care workers who deal with patients in COVID-19 response, those in assessment testing centres or on mobile teams, as well as those who are supporting outbreak response or working in vaccine clinics and isolation centres.

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In addition, paramedics and firefighters will also begin receiving vaccinations as will community health care workers who are involved in consumption and treatment services and those who work with seniors and chronic home care recipients in group settings or providing hands-on care to COVID-19 patients…

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