Local vaccination planning and updates

Last updated: April 14, 2021

Dose Shipments

In the month of April we are expected to receive:

Pfizer:

  • April 5 – 7020 doses
  • April 12 – 7020 doses
  • April 19 – 7020 doses
  • April 26 – 7020 doses

Moderna:

  • April 10 - 5000 doses
  • April 24 - 5000 doses

AstraZeneca:

  • 3200 doses expected for primary care offices
  • 12000 doses expected for local pharmacies

Vaccine Administration

  • WDGPH is now accepting pre-registrations for all WDG residents age 16 and older. Pre-registration ensures as soon as you are eligible you will receive an invitation to book an appointment and it also helps determine vaccine supply needed in the coming months. We encourage everyone to pre-register.
  • Vaccine appointment invitations are being offered in order of eligibility. While supply is still limited, it may take some time before you get an appointment even if you have been pre-registered for some time.
    • Phase 1: Immediate appointment invitations
    • Phase 2: Appointment invitations between April to June (currently inviting age 60+, congregate settings and select education staff - if you are part of these groups you should receive a booking invitation shortly)
    • Phase 3: Appointment invitations beginning in June (or earlier depending on vaccine supply)
  • Please only pre-register once as duplicate entries slow down the automated process to receive a booking code. You will receive an appointment invitation when you are eligible.
  • WDG is administering all of the vaccine supply received each week, keeping only a small supply for contingencies.
  • WDG continues to follow the provincial direction on second doses based on the recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) to extend the time interval of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines up to 16 weeks, with a few exceptions including long-term care and retirement home residents (see the FAQs page under “Doses” for more information). This 16-week interval for the second dose applies to all two-dose vaccines currently approved by Health Canada. If you have not received a date for a second dose appointment, you will be contacted by WDGPH closer to the 16 week mark.
  • Vaccine administration by select primary care providers is underway. Physicians are offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to patients 55 and older who they contact directly to book an appointment.
  • Several pharmacies in the WDG area are now offering vaccines to adults 55 and older. To book an appointment, find a participating pharmacy. The vaccine currently administered by pharmacies is AstraZeneca.

Vaccine Planning

  • Visit our Vaccination Clinic Locations page for more information about where vaccination clinics are being offered in WDG. This page includes virtual tours of some sites.
  • Our vaccination plans continue to adapt to the changing vaccine situation based on Ministry direction and our local situation.

Highlights

  • As of April 13, we reached an important milestone - 25 percent of eligible residents in WDG have received at least one dose. This means that our region is one third of the way towards our goal of vaccinating at least 75 percent by the end June 2021. 
  • On April 13, we surpassed 70,000 doses administered.
  • As of April 13, approximately 91 percent of people over the age of 80, 75 percent of those age 75-79 and 66 percent of those age 70-74 have received at least one dose.
  • 74 percent of total doses administered were Pfizer vaccine, 18 percent Moderna and 8 percent AstraZeneca.
  • The busiest covid vaccination week in WDG so far was last week (April 5 week) with nearly 13,000 doses administered.