News Release: Health Unit Requesting Information from Residents Vaccinated Outside of Ontario
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For Immediate Release
May 14, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. | Windsor and Essex County
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s (WECHU) records indicate that 56.6% of Windsor-Essex residents 18 years and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. While this number is encouraging, it does not reflect those residents who have received their vaccine outside of the province.
According to health unit CEO Theresa Marentette, “Since the beginning of the vaccination effort, a number of essential workers, travellers, and other current Windsor-Essex residents were vaccinated elsewhere and are not included in our counts. Documentation systems differ from province to province and country to country, so the health unit is looking for help from these residents to improve our understanding of current residents who have received one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.”
The WECHU has created a brief questionnaire and is requesting that those who received their vaccine outside of Ontario take five minutes to visit their website to contribute to a more accurate representation of local COVID-19 vaccination coverage. Those eligible to complete the questionnaire are Windsor-Essex residents that have received their COVID-19 vaccine in Michigan (including Detroit), another state in the U.S., another province outside of Ontario, or another Country outside of Canada or the United States. Completion of the questionnaire does not register you for a second dose if you have received your first dose elsewhere.
The questionnaire can be accessed at: www.wechu.org/cv/vaccine. Responses are anonymous and confidential. If you have any questions about the questionnaire please contact the WECHU at 519-258-2146 ext. 1285.