Participants of Oshawa basketball tournament urged to get tested for COVID-19
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2021 11:50 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department is urging anyone who attended the 43rd Annual Jane and Finch Classic basketball tournament, held at the Playground Global facility, 1313 Boundary Road, Oshawa, from Aug. 3 to 8, to get tested as soon as possible. The Health Department has been notified of multiple cases of COVID-19 associated with this event and is having difficulty reaching all players and spectators. The teams and attendees are from all over Ontario and other provinces.
Health Department updates COVID-19 vaccination eligibility
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 03:14 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department is updating eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include third doses for individuals most at-risk of serious illness from the virus. In addition, eligibility is being expanded to include all youth born in 2009, allowing youth that are turning 12 later in 2021 earlier opportunities to be vaccinated.
On Aug. 17, the Ontario government announced that third doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to specific vulnerable populations who are at...
Limited second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for expanded eligibility groups
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 05:51 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department is aware of the announcement from the province earlier today which indicated beginning June 26, youth 12 to 17-years old who live in a Delta hot spot become eligible for an accelerated second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Second dose eligibility for this group has been decreased to 28 days after the first dose of vaccine from the previous eight weeks (56 days) that was outlined by the province.
The Health Department is informing area residents that...
Health Department has received Pfizer vaccine shipment that was delayed earlier this week
Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:27 AM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department has now received the shipment of Pfizer vaccine that was delayed earlier this week. This delay, which was noted by the Health Department on June 20, affected the supply of Pfizer vaccine at Durham Region mass immunization clinics resulting in the Health Department administering Moderna vaccine at area clinics for appointments booked by individuals 18 and older.
With this shipment, the Health Department will resume providing Pfizer vaccine at...
Health Department receives notice from province about delay in delivery of Pfizer vaccine
Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2021 04:31 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department has been notified by the Ontario Ministry of Health that there will be a delay in shipment of Pfizer vaccine affecting delivery to Durham Region mass immunization clinics. As a result of this delay, effective June 22, all clinics in Durham Region will move to offer Moderna for appointments booked by individuals 18 and older until additional Pfizer vaccine is received.
Individuals 12 to 17-years old will not be affected by this change and will...