Renfrew County and District Vaccinations Open to 65+, Those With Chronic Illness
Starting Tomorrow, the Renfrew County District Health Unit will allow anyone 65 years of age or older to get a vaccine.
Booking will open on April 10th for anyone born in 1956 or later. In addition, booking is open to all health care workers, all indigenous residents over 18, faith-based leaders in close contact with the public, those in congregate care settings and essential caregivers. Those 60 years of age and older can pre-register, but cannot book an appointment as of yet. This will allow the health unit to make sure people are available to get shots if they have extra vaccines.
The Vaccine Communication Committee also says that people with high-risk conditions are now being invited to book an appointment. Organ or Stem cell transplant recipients can now get the shot, as well as those with neurological diseases and those with Lymphoma. In addition, anyone with kidney disease, intellectual or developmental disabilities, or those with obesity can now book appointments. Finally, those with treatments that cause a weakened immune system, like chemotherapy, are now able to get a COVID-19 vaccine. A full list of conditions that will allow a resident to get a shot of vaccine can be found here.
Those who are eligible for an appointment are asked to book one on the Government of Ontario’s website.