Some residents at the Lancelot apartments have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
That’s according to the Health Unit, who says their vaccination team was on site yesterday.
COVID-19 vaccinations were offered through pre-scheduled appointments to residents of the Skyline – Lancelot Apartments who were free of symptoms. Residents that were ill with COVID-19 symptoms will have the opportunity to be vaccinated at a later date. Friends and family members who do not reside in the building were not vaccinated at this clinic.
“I sympathize with how difficult the situation has been for Skyline – Lancelot Apartments residents. Vaccination is a step in the right direction to help prevent further spread in the building,” said Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health. “Residents have been through a lot of stress in the past month. We are happy to be able to provide this support and will continue to work with the Skyline Living Corporation through our investigation.”
Twenty-one cases related to this outbreak have been confirmed to be of the COVID-19 variant originating from South Africa. The Health Unit reminds everyone to continue to follow public health measures, even if you have received your vaccine. Check the Health Unit’s website regularly to stay up-to-date with current recommendations and regulations.