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Health Unit Steps Up Mass Vaccination Effort with Holiday Pop-Up Clinic at CF Masonville Place

As part of its effort to make the COVID-19 vaccine available more widely, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is partnering with CF Masonville Place once again to hold a walk-in pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic all through the month of December. The clinic will provide families with an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get protected against COVID-19 as they do their holiday shopping. The clinic will open Wednesday, December 1st at 12:00 noon and will run until Friday, December 31st, 2021.

Health Unit’s COVID-19 Dashboard to Shift to Monday To Friday Updates Starting in December

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will be changing the frequency of its online COVID-19 Dashboard beginning on December 1st. While the dashboard is currently updated daily, it will shift to a Monday to Friday schedule; except where statutory holidays fall mid-week. This weekend, November 27th and 28th, will be the final weekend that the Health Unit reports updated COVID-19 case data on Saturday and Sunday.

Celebrate the Holiday Season Safely

Please limit your contacts as much as possible. We are at a critical time. COVID-19 cases are rising across Ontario and the Omicron variant is spreading rapidly and widely in our community. The holidays are a time when gatherings and celebrations bring people together indoors and this could potentially increase the spread of COVID-19 even further. To control COVID-19 cases and the impact on our health care system, we need to increase vaccination rates and limit our indoor gatherings.

Health Unit Announces 90% of Local Residents Aged 12 and Up Have Received the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) announced today that 90 percent of the region’s population born in 2009 or earlier has now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In just under one year, a total of 809,166 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in London and Middlesex County; as of the end of Saturday, November 20th, 87.2 percent of the population had received two doses of the vaccine. The 90% achievement is included in the vaccination coverage update that is part of today’s COVID-19 dashboard on the MLHU website.

Vaccination Appointment Bookings to Open Tuesday Morning for Kids Born Between 2010 and 2016

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is encouraging parents and guardians of children who are five or who will be turning five before the end of the year, up to the age of 11, to have their kids roll up their sleeves. Starting Tuesday, November 23rd at 8:00 a.m., the Health Unit’s vaccination appointment booking system, at www.covidvaccinelm.ca, will begin offering dates and times when children will be able to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The decision comes after the announcement last Friday of Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine for children and the Provincial Government’s announcement today that its online portal would begin taking appointment bookings tomorrow.

Health Unit Advises of Appointment of Acting Medical Officer of Health

The Middlesex-London Board of Health has appointed Dr. Alex Summers as Acting Medical Officer of Health for the Middlesex-London Health Unit while Dr. Chris Mackie is taking a leave of absence from his duties as Medical Officer of Health.

Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Available to Eligible High-Risk Middlesex-London Residents

Following the Ontario Government’s announcement today about expanded eligibility for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, additional groups in London and Middlesex County can now book their third dose vaccination appointments.

Health Unit Lifts Section 22 Order for Organized Public Events And Social Gatherings

In order to align with updated capacity limit requirements outlined under the Reopening Ontario Act, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is lifting its Section 22 Order for organized public events and social gatherings. This Order had been issued in September to re-iterate the gathering limits on social events and parties and is no longer required given the changes to provincial regulations.

Celebrate Halloween Safely

Celebrating Halloween? Stay safe and have a spooktacular time! Please continue to follow public health guidance to keep your family, friends and loved ones safe.

Health Unit Amends Section 22 Class Order for Food and Drink Establishments

In order to align with the Provincial government’s lifting of capacity limits in settings where proof of vaccination is required, the Middlesex-London Health Unit has amended the Section 22 Class Order pertaining to food and drink establishments. Effective immediately, the amended Order removes the physical distancing requirements of at least two metres or by impermeable barrier such as plexiglass for eating and drinking at designated tables. Requirements remaining in effect under the amended Order are that food and drink are only to be consumed in designated areas and any patron who attends such an establishment must wear a mask or face covering at all times, except when they are consuming food or beverages while in a designated, stationary area.