The first 60 NYGH staff members and physicians received their COVID-19 vaccinations over the last few days. We have some 200 additional slots this weekend for staff and physicians who have chosen to get the shot.
At this time, LTC and highest risk hospital staff remain the priority for vaccination in Ontario. To start, this involves staff and physicians from NYGH’s Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, “COVID units” 7/8SE, 8W, and the Branson Assessment Centre. Many interested healthcare workers from these areas have volunteered and people on this list will be randomly selected to receive the vaccine.
This represents a significant milestone in our battle against the pandemic and we look forward to continuing our vaccination efforts so that all staff and physicians who want the vaccine will get it.