On Monday, May 10, individuals will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine from the comfort of their vehicles. Public Health Sudbury & Districts is pleased to support Dr. Dennis Reich and the Primacy Medical Centre at 1485 Lasalle Blvd, in Greater Sudbury, as they take the lead to offer the first, local drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts is pleased to announce that starting tonight, individuals who are 50 years of age and older in this calendar year (born in 1971 or earlier) can call to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, appointments are available only through phone bookings. As of Thursday, May 6, 2021, online booking for those who are 50 years and older this year will be possible using the provincial online booking system.
As more COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out locally, Public Health Sudbury & Districts is pleased to announce increased eligibility for individuals wishing to receive the vaccine. Individuals who are 55 years of age and older in this calendar year (born in 1966 or earlier) can book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, starting tomorrow, Friday, April 30, 2021.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts has declared another COVID-19 outbreak at Health Sciences North, this time on the fourth floor, south tower. Public Health is working with the hospital to track down the source and control the spread. There are 22 confirmed cases at HSN, 8 in ICU.
On Wednesday, HSN admitted its first two COVID-19 patients who were transfers from Southern Ontario hospitals. HSN anticipates more transfers in the coming days, although no specific number has been communicated yet to HSN by the Ontario Critical Care Command Centre.
Consistent with the new emergency orders, OPP officers will not arbitrarily stop an individual or a vehicle, or enter a dwelling for the singular purpose of checking compliance with the order. Individuals are not expected to provide proof of essential work. Officers who believe an individual may be participating in a gathering that is prohibited may require the individual to provide information to determine whether or not they are in compliance.
Greater Sudbury Police will not be conducting stops to enforce new COVID restrictions enforced by the province as of midnight Saturday morning. GSPS Chief Paul Pedersen tweeted Saturday morning that officers would continue using a balanced approach between education and enforcement where appropriate.
HSN thanks all staff and physicians in this unit, colleagues with HSN’s Infection Prevention and Control Team and Public Health Sudbury and District for their vigilance and hard work in dealing with this outbreak.