Supply shortages of the Pfizer vaccine are resulting in changes to Niagara’s vaccination plan.
We have received provincial direction that, effective immediately, all first doses of vaccine are to be used to vaccinate residents, staff and essential caregivers in long-term care and high-risk retirement homes .This is being done to ensure there is sufficient supply to vaccinate these individuals by Feb. 15. As a result, there will be a pause in vaccinating Niagara Health’s staff and physicians.
Niagara Health and Niagara Region Public Health launched Niagara’s vaccination plan on Wednesday, Jan. 13. It is guided by the Province of Ontario’s vaccine implementation framework, which includes three phases. We are currently in Phase 1.
At this time, the hospital is vaccinating staff and essential caregivers in long-term care and high-risk retirement homes at a clinic at the St. Catharines Site. Niagara Region Public Health (NRPH) is deploying teams to these homes to support their staff vaccinating residents under their care.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, please visit Niagara Region Public Health's website.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is not open to the general public at this time. Individuals who are eligible will be notified directly.
As of Sunday, January 17 at 5 p.m., Niagara Health has administered 1,390 vaccinations.
For more information on Niagara Region Public Health's vaccination data, please visit its statistics page.