Lambton’s 90 year-olds start getting COVID-19 vaccines Friday

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Emergency Department Nurse Fred Osmon was the first Bluewater Health employee get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lambton Public Health is gearing up to vaccinate the oldest residents in the area.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Sudit Ranade says anyone over 90 can register for a vaccine starting today for an appointments which start Saturday at sites in Point Edward or Forest. The COVID-19 shots will only be given out by appointment.

Ranade is asking family members to help the elderly book online at www.getthevaccine.ca. You can also call 519-8331 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, he warns the lines are likely to be jammed and online booking may be easier.

Caregivers in the same house will also be able to get a vaccine. Those who are 80 and older will be able to register for a shot on the new provincial online system starting March 15.

“Vaccine supply is changing and we are confident deliveries will be larger and more consistent in the coming weeks. This will allow us to execute our plans for a large immunization clinic, and more availability for temporary occasional clinics throughout Lambton County,” says Ranade.