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COVID-19: MLHU expanding vaccination to eligible child-care workers

COVID-19: MLHU expanding vaccination to eligible child-care workers

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Starting 8 a.m. Thursday, eligible child-care workers will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in the London, Ont., region.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit announced Wednesday that it is expanding vaccine eligibility at the direction of the province and following the latest weekly update from the regional vaccine prioritization committee.

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More specifically, eligible child-care workers include:

  • licensees, employees, and students on an educational placement age 18 and older who interact directly with children in licensed child care centres and in authorized recreation and skill-building programs
  • licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of a home child care agency and students on an educational placement age 18 and older who interact directly with children in a licensed home child care setting

Appointments can be booked starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 29.

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The health unit says eligible workers will need a username and password from their employer.

Operators can pre-register under the category “essential workers who cannot work from home,” the health unit says.

The health unit adds that eligibility will expand to those in unlicensed child-care settings “once this direction has been provided by the provincial government.”

Appointments can be booked any time online, with new appointments opening up daily at 8 a.m., or over the phone at 226-289-3560 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.

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