As of Friday, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has administered 1,109 COVID-19 vaccines district-wide. 

The health unit says the next shipment of vaccines will be allocated to second doses and continued first doses for priority groups.

Officials are also anticipating an increase in March’s shipments, if so they say the next priority groups can receive their vaccine.

According to the province, the immediate priority groups are long-term care (LTC) staff and essential caregivers, high-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care homes, and any residents of these settings.

As well as alternative level of care patients in hospitals with confirmed admission to a LTC, retirement or congregate care home and Indigenous adults in northern remote and high risk communities. 

In addition to highest priority health care workers followed by Very High Priority health care workers. 

The health unit says after all immediate priority groups have received vaccinations, the remaining Phase 1 population will receive the vaccine. 

That includes adults 80 years of age and older, staff and residents in retirement homes and other congregate care settings for seniors, all Indigenous adults, adult recipients of chronic home care and health care workers in the High Priority level.