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Second vaccinations will be administered about a month after that, Gemmill said.
Likening the on-going suppression techniques for COVID to holding a thumb or finger over the end of a garden hose to reduce water flow, the MOH reviewed the measures in place and talked about the first vaccinations given this week to area Long-Term Care LTC home residents. Ian Gemmill of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit said during the third weekly, pandemic virtual update given to about 20 media outlets.
Those who gather unmasked to protest the provincial orders could be charged by police or provincial offences officers but not by the health unit which enforces public health legislation related to quarantine rules and regulations, Gemmill explained. LTC workers, caregivers and LTC home visitors will have to be immunized too so that the brakes can be put on the continuing outbreaks in LTC homes like the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg where a third staff person tested positive earlier.
It was the first time since about mid-November that no new cases were recorded in the county. There were no new cases of the pandemic reported as of January 27 in Northumberland County.
It will, however, be done fairly, equitably and as fast as possible when the vaccination supply is in place. Suppression measures that must still be observed to battle the pandemic include respecting the spirit of the provincial lockdown and following stay-at-home orders, as well as not gathering informally including visits for coffee, the media was told.