The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has launched a new COVID-19 home delivery service that brings the vaccines directly to the door of its residents.
The new Home Vaccination Program was launched Thursday by the local health unit, thanks to regular shipments of the Moderna vaccine — about 1,000 doses, to be exact.
“We’re able to do this because the Moderna vaccine comes in a 10-dose vial and we’ve been given permission to be able to draw up all those 10 doses, put them in a syringe and then put them in a cooler and take them out to the people,” Dr. Paula Stewart, medical officer of health, said. “That’s a really huge step and we’re really pleased about that.”
The unit is sending the vaccines out in the community for people with chronic health issues and aren’t able to leave their home.
Stewart said with this delivery system, along with the AstraZeneca vaccine in pharmacies, it’s another step toward establishing a full vaccine program.