July 30 Update

We want to thank everyone who has been vaccinated to date.  As a community (Pays Plat to Jackfish) we have taken great steps to protect ourselves and each other.

Our last planned vaccine clinic will be Aug. 19/21.  If you received your first vaccine on or before June 24 and have not been contacted about a vaccine, please call 823-3828, leave your name, number and date of your first vaccine. For anyone who was contacted but could not attend a previous clinic, we have tried to contact you, please call the above number and leave a message with your name and number.  Someone will get back to you within a week.

The pharmacy continues to provide Moderna on a regular basis and this is interchangeable with Pfizer for everyone 18+. If you have reservations about this, please call 823-3828 and we can discuss options.  For those 12-17 that have not received a first dose and would like to, please call 823-3828.  From a travel perspective we have every confidence that the confusion around mixed doses will be worked out, as already countries have reversed their decision. 

After Aug. 19, community access to Pfizer will be greatly reduced, so if you have been waiting to get your shot, now is the time to contact us. 

For those of you that are hesitant, please call your health care professional to discuss your concerns.  It is worth noting that with the rise of cases in the United States – Unvaccinated Americans account for 97% of hospitalizations.  While Vaccines do not give you total immunity (there is still a slight chance of catching the virus and experiencing its effect – this is called breakthrough cases) the chances of developing serious symptoms if you do catch COVID-19 is greatly reduced. 

The community has done a great job in minimizing the impact of COVID-19 by following public health guidelines and we hope everyone continues with this.  We all need to continue with hand washing, mask wearing and staying home if you are feeling unwell, so we can start to return to normal but continue to keep everyone safe. 

Important links:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Individuals | Thunder Bay District Health Unit (tbdhu.com) – for people who received their first dose out of province, you need to provide proof of your first vaccine to TBDHU to have it entered in the Ontario system.

COVID19.Ontariohealth.ca/app-home – to access your vaccine documentation

Go to Stewart Pharm on FB for a link to the pharmacy to book your vaccine – we have shared the link on the North Shore Family Health Team FB page. 

If you have difficulty accessing these sites the Terrace Bay and Schreiber Libraries are available to assist you. 

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