Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

 

 

Weekly Vaccine Schedule

 

Public Health-run COVID-19 vaccine clinics are taking place in communities throughout Grey and Bruce counties.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is also collaborating with its partners at GO-VAXX to hold both indoor GO-VAXX COVID-19 clinics and clinics aboard the GO-VAXX bus across the area. Visit our online vaccine schedule for more details.

COVID-19 vaccines are also available at many pharmacy locations and via primary care providers. Please do not call the Health Unit to try to book your appointment.

Who is eligible?

  • As of July 28, 2022, first or second doses for children aged six months to under five years.
  • First or second doses for children, youth and adults ages five and older
  • Fall booster doses can be given at a recommended 6 months (168 days) after the last dose.
  • Recommendations for special populations may vary.
  • Individuals who are immunocompromised and completed a three-dose primary series can get a fall booster dose at a recommended 6 months (168 days) after the last dose.

 

Book Appointment

 

Select pharmacies offer COVID-19 vaccination appointments for those who are eligible. Find out more about participating pharmacies and how to make an appointment here:

Find a Pharmacy

Select primary care providers will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who are interested in booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointment with their primary care provider should contact their primary care provider to confirm that they are offering COVID-19 vaccines. Participating primary care providers will use their own appointment booking systems, not the provincial portal.

 

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine?

First and Second Doses

All individuals 6 months of age and older can get vaccinated with first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Children must be 6 months of age or older on the day of their appointment to receive a vaccine.

It is recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) that you wait eight weeks after your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before getting your second dose.

For more information visit: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine | COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario

 

Booster Doses (Third and Fourth)

All Ontarians aged five and over can receive a third (booster) dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those five and older can receive a third booster 3 months (84 days) after their last dose.

For individuals five years of age and older, an interval of at least 84 days is needed before receiving a fall booster dose.

Three-dose primary series and boosters for individuals who are immunocompromised

 

Some individuals who are immunocompromised can get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine eight weeks after their second dose as part of an extended primary series.

This includes eligible children six months of age and older. Immunocompromised children are eligible to receive their primary three-dose series plus a fall booster dose.

 

More Information

For more information visit: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine | COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario

For more information about vaccine booster dose recommendations visit: COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations (gov.on.ca).

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccine

If you have been identified as eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, please read ‘What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment’ to know what to expect for your upcoming vaccination.

What transportation is available to get to clinics?

  • Call 211 and ask about transportation.
  • GTR Transportation: https://bit.ly/2SvZcZ8 for routes and fares.
  • Do you have a physical disability or mobility issue and no acess to safe transportation during COVID-19? The Acessible Drive to Vaccines Program provides door-to-door rides to vaccination sites for people with disabilities, including seniors with mobility issues, who face challenges accessing safe transportation. For more information or to Request a Ride.

Children and Youth and COVID-19 vaccines

Visit our page about Children and Youth and COVID-19 vaccines for more information: Youth and COVID-19 Vaccines (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)

Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and COVID-19 vaccines

Visit our page about fertility, pregnancy and breastfeedign and COVID-19 vaccines: Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and COVID-19 (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)

How do I get a vaccine receipt to show I got a COVID-19 vaccine?

After you are vaccinated, you can log in to the provincial portal to download or print an electronic COVID-19 vaccine receipt (PDF) for each dose you have received.

Receipts are available:

  • for first and second doses received in Ontario (once you get them)
  • regardless of where you were vaccinated (for example, at a mass immunization clinic, hospital, pharmacy or primary care setting)

To log in and get your receipt, you will need:

  • green photo health (OHIP) card (you will need numbers from both the front and back of the card, expired cards will be accepted)
  • your date of birth
  • your postal code (the one associated with your health card)

Visit: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/

If you have a red and white health card, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. The call centre agent can email you a copy of your receipt.

How do I get a vaccine receipt printed?

What do I do if I received one or both doses of the vaccine outside of Ontario?

You do not need to update your vaccination status with Public Health to be eligible to receive a fall booster dose. Please refer to Registering Out of Province COVID Vaccination (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca) on how to register your out-of-province vaccination(s).

If I have had COVID-19, how long should I wait before getting a booster dose of the vaccine?

Individuals 12 years of age and older, infected* with COVID-19 after their primary series but before their booster dose, are recommended to receive their booster dose 3 months after symptom onset or positive test (if asymptomatic) and, for 12 to 17 years olds, provided it is at least 6 months from completing the primary series. As per National Advisory Committee on Immunization, emerging evidence indicates that a longer interval between SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination is associated with improved antibody responses to COVID-19 vaccines. With informed consent, individuals may receive a booster dose once they are asymptomatic and have completed their isolation.

*A previous infection with SARS-CoV-2 is defined as a COVID-19 case confirmed by a molecular (e.g., PCR) or rapid antigen test, or symptomatic AND a household contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case.

COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations (gov.on.ca)

 

Grey Bruce COVID-19 Vaccine Experience Survey

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination in Grey Bruce, please use this short survey to tell us about your experience. Your feedback is important to us. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBC19VFB

 

 

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