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Updated Ministry of Health COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 Vaccine: COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control:


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Public Health Ontario Guidance



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Novovax Arrives in Thunder Bay and District

TBDHU expects supply of Novovax to arrive in Thunder Bay shortly. We are currently scheduling clients on our waitlist and will call these clients to schedule an appointment when supply is available. The Province continues to recommend the preferential use of mRNA vaccines due to their high efficacy and safety profile. The Novavax vaccine may be an option for patient(s) who refuse to receive an mRNA vaccine or patient(s) unable to receive an mRNA vaccine due to a medical contraindication. Please reference the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration for up to date guidance on the use of Novavax.

To refer a client to our waitlist, please provide the patient's first name and phone number to Arun.Murali@TBDHU.com. Alternatively, patients can call us at 625-5900 and press 4 for immunizations to request to be on our waitlist.

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Updates to the Publicly Funded Vaccine Schedule

Tdap Vaccine Program: As of April 1st, Tdap eligibility has been expanded and is recommended in every pregnancy.
Hepatitis B program: Those eligible now will remain eligible until the end of Grade 12.

TBDHU has information on routine vaccination catch-up for students at www.tbdhu.com/vaccinecatchup.

Keep an eye out for the following materials that will be available and distributed in an alert soon:
  1. An updated Tdap fact sheet (will be translated and posted to replace the existing fact sheet online)
  2. Tdap Vaccine in Every Pregnancy: Qs & As for Immunizers
  3. Hep B expansion (to Gr 12) materials




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Have you completed the Survey for Cannabis-Exposed Pregnancies yet?


We are asking for your help to complete the Cannabis-Exposed Pregnancies surveyThis survey will only take about 5-10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about this survey, you can contact Lyne Soramaki, RN, HBScN at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at (807) 625-8823 or lyne.soramaki@tbdhu.com.



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