Ensuring that everyone has access to the COVID-19 vaccine is a priority for the Health Centre. At the beginning of the year, we began with client engagement and education around the importance of vaccinations. This took many shapes including one-to-one provider consultations, community Q&A sessions, and conversations through street outreach. As seniors became eligible for the vaccine, we called all our clients at each phase of the rollout to support them with booking appointments, coordinating transportation, arranging interpreters, and reminding them of their appointment to ensure a smooth process.
We are proud to share that we are part of a City-wide pilot project, organized by the Health Unit, to distribute the Moderna vaccine to our client populations! Our teams across each site have developed vaccine rollout strategies for the various populations that we serve and have coordinated vaccination clinics. We are so grateful to have an amazing team who come together and make things happen. We know the marginalized populations that we serve often face obstacles when accessing mainstream services. Our dedicated team of health equity champions work hard to ensure that no one is left behind and that everyone has equal access to the health services they need.
Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 Vaccine Videos
We have developed a series of COVID-19 vaccine videos to help you make an informed decision about whether or not you should get the vaccine. Please feel free to share these broadly!
Kurdish- Kurmanji: https://youtu.be/7tXlInogJ74
For COVID-19 resources in other languages (Polish, Spanish, Cree, Somali, etc) please visit the Health Unit’s website at https://www.healthunit.com/covid-19-multilingual-resources
Which is the best vaccine? The first one you can get.
Dr. Samir Gupta, Respirologist from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, explains how the four COVID-19 vaccines now approved in Canada work and why efficacy rates aren’t the most important numbers to look at. https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1880969283645
Want to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
London InterCommunity Health Centre
If you are a registered medical client at the Health Centre, please call us at any of our locations to schedule an appointment.
Middlesex-London health Unit
To get a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the MLHU website to learn more, or call them by phone at 226-289-3560.