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Ministry of Health to phone unvaccinated Ontarians

Northwest Health Units confirms calls are legitimate, will offer the vaccine hesitant a chance for consultation with health experts.
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KENORA – The unvaccinated can expect a phone call from the Ministry of Health.

According to a release issued on Thursday by the Northwest Health Unit, the ministry plans to contact everyone with an Ontario health card number who has yet to receive a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination to ensure they know how to get a shot if they choose to get one.

The health unit said they are going public to let resident of the district know the calls are legitimate. There will also be an opportunity for the vaccine hesitant to have COVID-19 vaccine questions answered by a medical professional.

A vaccine consultation from sick kids for children, youth and their families will be made available, as will VaxFacts, involving a doctor from the Scarborough Health Network who will answer questions about the vaccine.

The health unit is reporting 87.8 per cent of those 12 and older having received at least one dose, with 81.3 per cent considered fully vaccinated. More than 125,000 shots have been administered.

To accommodate, large clinics are being added to the NWHU booking site to ensure enough appointments are available.

To book an appointment visit the health unit website.

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