FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday April 27, 2021 | 2pm | Windsor County and Essex
As announced this morning during the YouTube broadcast, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is extending bookings to individuals for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at targeted vaccination clinics:
- 40 years and over who live in the postal codes “hot spots” of N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N8H, N9Y;
- People 40 years of age and over with at-risk medical conditions (see below); and
- Child care workers in licensed child care centers in Windsor and Essex County.
People 40 years of age and over with “at risk” health conditions must be diagnosed and receive treatment for one of the following health conditions to be eligible for vaccination.
- Immune deficits / autoimmune disorders
- Stroke / cerebrovascular disease
- Liver disease
- All other cancers
- Respiratory diseases
- Spleen problems (for example, asplenia)
- Heart disease
- Hypertension with target organ damage
- Diagnosis of mental disorders
- Substance use disorders
- Sickle cell anemia
- Immunocompromised health conditions
Eligible residents can book an appointment online at wevax.ca or by calling the immunization reservations call center at 226-773-2200.
Anyone who makes an appointment will be asked to certify that they are eligible to make an appointment. They will also be asked to bring a health card or any government issued photo ID (if they do not have a health card) to confirm their appointment. Examples of acceptable government-issued photo identification include a driver’s license, passport, status card, or other provincial health card. Certified educators will also need to provide proof of employment.
Public health takes vaccine prioritization seriously. Providing false information may result in the cancellation of your appointment. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit www.wevax.ca or sign up to receive email updates from Windsor Essex County Health Unit on COVID-19 vaccines.
As more COVID-19 vaccines are provided in our region and more clinics and vaccination sites become operational, we must continue to implement public health measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community:
- Maintain a distance of 2 meters from others.
- Limit your contacts to your household only.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Use a medical or non-medical (for example, cloth) mask in public places.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
Stay home and don’t go to work or school if you are sick.