MONDAY NIGHT ADDITION: The Porcupine Health Unit says more than half of all adults in its territory have been vaccinated against COVID-19 at least once. Medical officer of health Dr. Lianne Catton says that’s on par – and in some cases, ahead of other health units.

Patients with cancer and other at-risk conditions are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.  Here is the list of medical conditions that make you eligible.

  • Immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • All other cancers
  • Respiratory diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, pleurisy
  • Spleen problems, such as asplenia
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension with end organ damage
  • Diagnosed mental disorder
  • Substance use disorders
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Immunocompromising health conditions
  • Other disabilities requiring direct support care in the community

 

The Porcupine Health Unit says you’ll get either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and you must make an appointment.

UPCOMING VACCINATION CLINICS

-Iroquois Falls – Jus Jordan Arena – Wed., May 12

-Cochrane – Tim Horton Event Centre – Thurs., May 13