As the province continues its plans for the vaccine roll-out, ESS is committed to advocating for and supporting our clients, caregivers, staff, volunteers and community members. One of our top priorities right now is to support these groups in getting their COVID-19 vaccines to help #stopthespread. We have created an agency Vaccine Task Force to lead our vaccine efforts. Our task force carefully examines the province’s vaccine roll-out plans and priority groups, sets guidelines and processes for their implementation and advocates on behalf of seniors and their caregivers.
Through our partnership with the Village of Humber Heights, we were able to arrange vaccine appointments for 13 of our client-facing staff and 27 Adult Day Program clients and essential caregivers.
Due to the high positivity rate of cases identified in North Etobicoke, Unity Health deployed their mobile clinic team to Lutheran Lodge, one of our Assisted Living sites, to vaccinate vulnerable residents. This clinic facilitated efficient and timely access to vaccines for 85 senior residents and 29 essential caregivers. We are currently working on and advocating for similar clinics to be held at our two other Assisted Living locations.
Also through Unity Health, 42 of our client-facing staff and volunteers received their vaccinations. This marks a significant step forward in ensuring our healthcare workers and clients are better protected.
For information on the provincial vaccine distribution implementation plan and to book your appointment online, visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario.
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