Monitoring the deployment of the COVID vaccine in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph

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As Guelph, Dufferin County and Wellington County launch COVID-19 vaccination programs, we are tracking every dose administered. 6,432 new doses were reported from May 28 to 30.

A total of 169,038 doses of vaccine had been administered in the region as of May 30, with 160,056 people having received at least one dose.

The table above shows the most recent number of vaccine doses received and administered in Guelph, Dufferin and Wellington counties.

The COVID-19 vaccination data used in the table is compiled manually from each public health unit in Ontario and is updated daily, Monday through Friday.

Because the COVID-19 vaccine typically requires two separate doses, the number of doses given does not reflect the number of people who have completed vaccinations.

Here are some key developments in the vaccine rollout in Guelph, Wellington County and Dufferin County:

MAY 21

The Ontario government announces that it resume administration of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, but only for the second doses.

MAY 11

The provincial government of Ontario announces that it is suspension of administration of the first doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine due to an increased risk of injection-related rare blood clotting syndrome.

MAY 6

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health expands vaccine pre-registration to those aged 12 to 15 years after Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine use for this age group.

APRIL 30

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says it will be now publicize epidemics in public enterprises.

APRIL 19

Provincial government announces that as of April 20, the eligibility age for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be lowered to 40 from 55 years, the vaccine being available by appointment in local pharmacies and primary care facilities.

APRIL 12

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health opens pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccination at all residents aged 16 and over.

APRIL 11

Provincial government announces more pharmacies, including a number in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin Counties, will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are only available by appointment and are available for people aged 55 and over.

APRIL 6

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Provincial government announces Expanded COVID-19 vaccination efforts in sensitive areas, including a neighborhood in western Guelph.

APRIL 3

A number of pharmacies in Guelph and Fergus start to offer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only.

MARCH 11

A mass vaccination clinic, which at its peak will be able to deliver 2,000 vaccines per day, is opening at the Skyjack facility on Woodlawn Road West in Guelph.

MARCH 10

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health open pre-registration for those who are eligible for phase 2 of the provincial immunization rollout.

FEBRUARY 19

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health opens its first mass vaccination clinic at the Wellington Community Sportsplex Center in Fergus, with up to 500 doses administered per day. Only healthcare workers, long-term care workers and essential nursing home caregivers are currently able to secure the necessary appointments. However, the clinic will be able to administer up to 5,000 daily doses once supplies increase and vaccination is opened to the general public.

FEBRUARY 16

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced that its vaccination plan up to 10,000 people per day, as soon as there are enough vaccines available to do so, has been approved by the provincial COVID-19 vaccine distribution working group. As part of the plan, Public Health is seeking to immunize at least 75 percent of people aged 16 and over by early August.

JANUARY 28

Due to a Pfizer vaccine shortage, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announces that it is withhold initial vaccination doses, ensuring that people who have already received their first blow can get their second. It is also announced that, since January 27, all residents of long-term care facilities and nursing homes within its jurisdiction have received their first dose of vaccination.

JANUARY 20

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health ad that it will not receive a scheduled shipment of 1,975 doses of Pfizer vaccine on February 1, with no scheduled date for the arrival of additional doses.

JANUARY 18

Due to Pfizer’s production issues in Belgium, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says it has been forced to postpone some of his vaccination appointments.

JANUARY 6

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health start administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, workers at the hard-hit long-term care home and retirement community Shelburne being the first to receive their vaccines.

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