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COVID-19 Vaccine Newsletter

Volume 18 – Issued June 3, 2021

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine Is Quick and Easy

Anyone 12 years of age and older is eligible to attend a mass-immunization clinic offered through the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) for their FIRST dose.

Book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment online, or by calling 705-360-4819 (Timmins) or 1-800-461-1818, or drop-in at any clinic to get vaccinated the same day. Visit the PHU vaccine webpage to find out when upcoming clinics are scheduled.

Some primary healthcare providers will be starting to offer mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and will be reaching out to their clients to schedule a vaccine appointment.

News Highlights

You are much more likely to get a serious complication from a COVID-19 infection than the vaccine. COVID-19 infections that require hospitalization from 18.9% to 31.4% with 13.8% to 20% range being serious and 4.7% to 28% being critical. Serious adverse events following immunization is 3.9%

COVID-19 Vaccine Numbers

  • Vaccine doses given at PHU mass immunization clinics: 50,571.
  • Number of people vaccinated with at least 1 dose of vaccine in the PHU area: 45,091.
  • 68.1% of individuals 18 years of age and older in the PHU area have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 Information Line

Call with any inquiries about COVID-19. If you or a loved one are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but are experiencing barriers to accessing the vaccine clinics and need support, call the health unit.

Timmins: 705-360-4819

Toll free: 1-800-461-1818


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