With cases of COVID-19 climbing steadily in the past month, local health officials are once again putting in place restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.
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As announced on Friday, children 5 to 11 years of age are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 (Comirnaty) vaccine in Canada. Locally, appointment slots at the Devonshire Mall mass vaccination clinic are now available with the first appointments taking place this Thursday morning.
The following statement can be attributed to Nicole Dupuis, Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU):
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is once again encouraging residents to test their homes for radon gas this Fall and Winter.
This morning, the WECHU posted an amended letter to their website which provides a 3 month grace period regarding vaccination requirements for those turning 12 years old.
After more than a year at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic in Windsor-Essex, Dr. Wajid Ahmed WECHU’s Medical Officer of Health has announced his resignation effective September 12, 2021.
Since the beginning of the vaccination effort, the County of Essex has supported the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit by providing the coordination needed to ensure vaccines are accessible to all residents across the region.