Windsor Regional Hospital Receives Shipment Of Fourth Shipment Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday February 17th, 2021

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After a one-day delay in delivery caused by this week’s snow storm, Windsor Regional Hospital  received its fourth shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday morning.

To date, they have received 16,575 doses of Pfizer vaccine, which includes the approximately 3,900 doses received today.

This latest shipment will allow for the completion of all second doses and also allow more individuals to be vaccinated with first doses in accordance with the Province’s prioritization plan.

Over 7,000 individuals have received Pfizer first doses since late December, and all second doses are scheduled to be completed on these 7,000 individuals by end of day February, 21st 2021.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has been receiving Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and going into long-term care and retirement homes to vaccinate the residents as well as some staff.

The first individuals were vaccinated on December 22nd, 2020 from a shipment received the day before. A second shipment was received on January 5th, 2021. A third shipment was received on January 12th, 2021. Prior to today’s shipment, it had been over a month since they had received any vaccines.

“The goal is to complete the ‘immediate priority’ groups as set by the Province by the end of February 2021 and be able to start on the ‘next priority’ starting in early March 2021. All of this will be done based on discussions with, and at the direction of, the Province of Ontario and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit,” stated David Musyj, President and CEO, Windsor Regional Hospital.

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