As West Park Healthcare Centre continues to move forward with supporting COVID-19 vaccination efforts in our community we are pleased to announce the opportunity for those who have been deemed eligible by the provincial government to be vaccinated on:
- Tuesdays between 4:00-8:00 p.m.
- Wednesdays between 4:00-8:00 p.m.
- Thursdays between 4:00-8:00 p.m.
- Saturdays between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
ELIGIBILITY WILL BE VERIFIED UPON ARRIVAL. AS PER PROVINCIAL DIRECTION, THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT ELIGIBLE WILL NOT BE VACCINATED.
At this time West Park Healthcare Centre’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open to those who meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Adults 60+ years old;
- People who are 50 years of age and older (born in 1971 or before) residing in High Risk Areas. See postal code list here;
- Transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment (excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal or radiation therapy)
- Individuals with the following health conditions:
-Neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised
- Haematological malignancy diagnosed in past year
-Kidney disease with eGFR less than 30
- Obesity (BMI greater than 40)
- Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g. chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications)
- Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g. Down syndrome)
- Caregivers for highest risk conditions (up to one caregiver for individuals with the health conditions listed above);
- People who live and work in high-risk congregate settings;
- Individuals with no fixed address;
- Healthcare and community care workers;
- Faith leaders at higher risk of exposures (e.g. end of life care, care of deceased, home visits, care in health care and vulnerable settings);
- Staff and essential caregivers in long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care homes;
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults.
- Only those who are scheduled for an appointment will receive a vaccination;
- You will need to be screened upon arrival; please note, there will be a separate, dedicated entrance to the right of the main entrance (please follow signage);
- Photo ID is required at appointments – OHIP card or government-issued photo ID;
- Only bring an additional person if you need support. You may bring one support person if you have a language barrier or a significant cognitive or mobility issue. This person will also be screened upon arrival and will not be eligible to receive a vaccination;
- Following your first dose vaccination you will receive further communication regarding your second dose appointment;
- Individuals who had COVID-19 can still get the vaccine as long as they are no longer in isolation and not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms;
- You will be required to sign an informed consent form prior to receiving your vaccination. This consent form may be printed and completed prior to arrival at the clinic (hardcopies will be available on-site, as required);
- Please plan to arrive at West Park no more than 10 minutes prior to t appointment time. You will need to allow for a 15 minute observation time following your vaccination;
- Please ensure that you park in visitor parking and pay or display a parking pass;
- Wear a shirt that will make the vaccination spot easily accessible (top of your arm);
- Bring your own pen in case you need to complete additional forms upon arrival;
- Please see all relevant information here. (poster)
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