All staff at WDMH have now received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Alana Smith, a technician who sterilizes and prepares medical instruments at WDMH, received her shot March 11 from Joanne Blaszczyk, Employee Health Nurse.

WINCHESTER — All staff, physicians, midwives and students at Winchester District Memorial Hospital have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — close to 400 healthcare workers in total. The local institution says the “special milestone” was reached March 11th, following four weeks of immunization clinics that took place as each vaccine delivery arrived at WDMH.

“It is comforting to know that our front-line workers are now protected,” noted the hospital’s CEO, Cholly Boland. “Now attention will turn to ensuring our local communities are protected, too.”

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is leading the vaccination program and will be providing regular updates to local communities about the timing and location of vaccination clinics. For the latest updates, please visit

All safety protocols remain in place at WDMH, including screening, wearing masks, use of personal protective equipment and visitor restrictions.

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