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Infectious Diseases

COVID-19 Immunizations

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  • COVID-19 immunizations with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine began in Simcoe Muskoka on December 22, 2020. Primary care teams in Simcoe Muskoka began administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on March 12th, 2021. COVID-19 immunizations with the Moderna vaccine began in Simcoe Muskoka on March 15, 2021.
  • As of April 7, 2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, in partnership with the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), regional health sector, municipal partnerships, and local primary care teams have administered over 114,300 vaccine doses which includes over 4,500 AstraZeneca doses administered by primary care teams in Simcoe Muskoka. Local pharmacies have also administered over 3,200 doses of the AstraZenca vaccine to adults 55 years and older. There have also been more than 1,150 doses administered to health care workers in South Simcoe by Southlake Regional Health Centre; however, these doses are not included in the data presented in the tables and charts below.
  • Over 90% of Long Term Care (LTC) and Retirement Home (RH) residents in Simcoe Muskoka have received their first dose of vaccine, with the majority having already received their second dose.
  • More than three-quarters of LTC and RH staff and essential caregivers affiliated with homes in Simcoe Muskoka have received their first dose of vaccine.
  • Approximately two-thirds of staff working at Simcoe Muskoka hospitals received their first dose of vaccine during phase one of the vaccine roll-out. The remaining staff are now eligible for the vaccine in phase two of the roll-out.
  • As of April 8, 2021, more than 102,400 (or 16%) of Simcoe Muskoka’s residents have received their first dose of vaccine, with more than 19,250 of these individuals also receiving their second dose.
  • Over 24,000 seniors 80 years of age and older living in Simcoe Muskoka received their first dose of vaccine, which represents over 80% of individuals in this age group. In addition, over 15,300 (or over two-thirds) of seniors 75 to 79 years of age have also received their first dose of vaccine.
  • Recent National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) guidelines now allow for up to 4 months between the 1st and 2nd dose of all authorized two-dose COVID-19 vaccines. Limited populations remain eligible in Ontario for the original 2nd dose interval.

For more information about the vaccine roll-out in Simcoe Muskoka, visit SMDHU’s vaccine and immunization page as well as the provincial website.

COVID-19 Vaccines Administered, by Product, in Simcoe Muskoka

COVID-19 Immunization Coverage by Age Group among Simcoe Muskoka Residents

Cumulative Number of Individuals Immunized by Day

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Technical Notes and Definitions

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Page Last Modified: April 9, 2021