Christmas Wishes & Hours, COVID vaccine update.
King City Medical
Dec 15, 2020
King Clinic Inc. – King City Medical likes to wish our patients and all the residents of our community a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
(2021, we are really looking for you! 2020, We had enough of you! )
Our Hours during Christmas-New Year period are as follows:
Thursday Dec 24th (Christmas Evening): 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.
Friday Dec 25th (Christmas Day): Closed.
Saturday Dec 26th (Boxing Day): Closed.
Sunday Dec 27th : Closed.
Monday Dec 28th: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Tuesday Dec 29th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday Dec 30th: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Thursday Dec 31st (New Year Eve): 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Friday Jan 1st, 2021: Closed
Saturday Jan 2nd, 2021: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Sunday Jan 3rd,2021: Closed
COVID Vaccination Rollout:
As many of our patients are enquiring about the COVID-19 vaccines, we like to share with you the latest update we have from Ontario Medical Association.
We move from a hope to a reality, the need to sort out practical issues has become increasingly relevant. Here’s what we know so far:
· There will be three phases. In the first phase, one million people will be vaccinated, including all frontline health care workers, Long Term Care (LTC) residents, seniors living in congregate care settings, adults among Indigenous communities/populations, and adult recipients of chronic home care.
· The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (which is not easily transported, and thus requires recipients to travel to the storage site) will be administered this week to 2,500 LTC and hospital-based health care workers at two pilot sites: University Health Network in Toronto and the Ottawa Hospital. This will be expanded to 14 hospital sites in grey-lockdown zones in the next few weeks as more doses (up to 90,000) become available.
· The Moderna vaccine, however, can be transported, so that vaccine will be delivered directly to the residents of LTC homes, retirement homes, hospitals and other centres for seniors in grey-lockdown zones. It is expected to arrive over the next few weeks, pending Health Canada approval.
· In early 2021, we can expect the administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be expanded to up to 21 sites, while the Moderna vaccine will be expanded to more LTC homes, retirement homes and remote, Indigenous communities.
The vaccine is exciting but won’t be fully rolled out until September 2021. Till this happens we still encourage our patients to take up of all the COVID-19 safety behaviours including masking, handwashing, social distancing, and now vaccination.