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NBPSDHU vaccination numbers; response to NACI advice on 16 weeks between doses

As of Thursday morning, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has provided 5,880 vaccinations district-wide. 

“We have completed full vaccinations for all long-term care home residents and First Nations elder care facilities in the district,” said NBPSDHU COVID-19 Vaccine Public Health Nurse Lead, Scott Thibodeau. 

And as of Friday, Thibodeau said the health unit will have provided first doses to all retirement home staff, essential caregivers and residents as well as all long-term care home staff and essential caregivers.

He also announced the health unit will be following the National Advisory Committee on Immunizations’ recommendations on vaccine dose interval. 

“Dose interval between first and second doses is being increased to up to 16 weeks for the two-dose vaccines currently approved in Canada,”

As of yesterday, and with some limited exceptions, citizens will receive their second dose 16 weeks after the first dose, while anyone who already booked their second dose will have their appointments rescheduled. 

Thibodeau added, “the effectiveness of an extended dose interval will be monitored and assessed including Effectiveness against variance of concerns,”

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