Enewsletter: September 24, 2021

 

Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Friends,

We are well on our way to protecting more and more Ontarians. As of now, 86% of all eligible Ontarians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 80% are fully vaccinated. If you haven't received your vaccine yet, please go and get vaccinated as it will protect you, your family, and your friends from this terrible virus.

Starting this past Wednesday, Ontarians are now required to provide their proof-of-vaccination, as well as a piece of identification document prior to entering certain public settings.  To download your certificate, please visit: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/.

The fall season has officially begun.  It is the perfect time to go outdoors, explore nature including our parks and trails. 

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Christine

VACCINE SCHEDULE

Vaccine Schedule

We encourage everyone born in 2009 or older to get their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 

You can drop-in for your vaccination at:

  • South Etobicoke Vaccine pop-up clinic on Saturday, September 25, at 2 Forty Second Street (Marie Curtis Park) 9AM - 1PM. $25 gift cards will be available at the location 😉

For more information, please click here.

  • Cloverdale Mall (250 the East Mall) Toronto COVID-19 Immunization Clinic Tuesday - Saturday 1-7PM.

 For more information, please click here.

To book an appointment visit:

Provincial Portal click here to book online or call 1-833-943-3900.

For the list of pharmacies, click here.

Businesses and Organizations guidance on VaxCertificates

Answers for Businesses

With new regulations put in place, businesses across the province may have questions regarding the mandatory proof of vaccination policy. Therefore, the Ministry of Health has shared provincial guidance for businesses and organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act to further assist businesses with their questions. Learn more

Out of province vaccinations

Vax'ed Outside Ontario?

Ontarians who have received their first dose or both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine outside the province can still register their records with their local Public Health Units (Toronto Public Health for Etobicoke-Lakeshore). Please contact Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 to have your immunization record documented with COVAXON. 
Learn more

2022 Calendar

Bruce

🖐️Etobicoke-Lakeshore residents, if you are interested in featuring your pets in my upcoming calendar, please feel free to share photos of your furry friends 🐩🐈 with my office by sending us an email with a picture (or pictures) at [email protected] 

 

My office will select photos 📸 of different pets and feature them on our 2022 calendar. Feel free to share a little write-up about your little friends and we will make sure to include their stories.

Printing Vax Certificates
Using Vax Certificates

We are Here to Help!
Don't have a computer or printer? Not sure how to download your vaccine certificate? Contact my office, book an appointment, and come meet my team. We will be happy to help you get your vaccine certificate.

Using Your Vax Receipts
Using vaccine certificates is new to us all. That being said, our government is providing Ontarians with answers to frequently asked questions regarding vaccination certificates. 
Learn more

Third Doses Eligibility 

Vaccine

Our government has taken steps to further protect residents by providing a third dose of the vaccine to protect against the highly transmissible Delta variant. 

 

Based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in alignment with NACI’s recommendation, the province is offering third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the following vulnerable populations:

  • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants);

  • Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy);

  • Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab); and

  • Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges.

  • Those undergoing active treatment for solid tumors;

  • Those who are in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell;

  • Those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);

  • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; and

  • Those undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.

Individuals in these groups can receive their third dose at a recommended interval of eight weeks following their second dose and will be contacted by their health care provider such as their primary care provider, specialist, or their hospital specialty program when they are eligible to receive the vaccine.

 

Locations and timing for third doses may vary by public health unit and high-risk population based on local planning and considerations, with third doses mainly to be administered at transplant clinics and cancer clinics.

 

For more information on Third Doses, please click here

Tour with Minister Lecce

Keeping Schools Safe

This week, I visited Karen Kain School of the Arts with my colleague Minister Lecce. We toured the ventilation upgrades and met with Trustee Nunziata and other school leaders to ensure that our children, their families and educational staff remain safe and healthy.

 
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