Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

 

 

Weekly Vaccine Schedule

 

There are currently no upcoming Public Health-operated COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled. Please continue to watch for updates as the health unit collaborates with its partners to map out where vaccination capacity is available.

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

Effective April 7, You can receive a fourth dose (booster) at a recommended interval of five months (140 days) after your third dose if you are: 60 years old or older First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals aged 18 and over or a non-Indigenous household member aged 18 and over This may be given as early as three months (84 days).

Book an appointment by calling your primary care provider or local pharmacy.

*At this point in time, masks are still required in all clinical settings in Ontario. Please mask up when you arrive to receive your vaccine.

 

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.

 

First and Second Doses

All individuals aged five and older can get vaccinated with first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Children must be five years 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 12 and over can receive a third (booster) dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those 18 and over can get a third dose (booster) three months (84 days) after their last dose, and those 12 to 17 can get a booster six months (168 days) after their last dose.

You can receive a fourth dose (booster) at a recommended interval of five months (140 days) after your third dose if you are:

  • 60 years old or older
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals aged 18 and over or a non-Indigenous household member aged 18 and over 

This may be given as early as three months (84 days).

 

Special populations

 

You can receive a fourth dose (booster) three months (84 days) after your third dose if you are a resident of a:

  • long-term care home
  • retirement homes
  • elder care lodge
  • other congregate setting that provide assisted-living and health services to older adults

 

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 aged five to 11 years old.

In addition, eligible immunocompromised individuals aged 12 and over can receive a fourth dose (booster) after their third 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).

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.

  • 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.

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

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?

Individuals who received their first dose or both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine outside of the province are now able to register their vaccination through their local public health unit. Please email the Grey Bruce Health Unit as covid19.vaccine@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca for help with registering your vaccine. If you are not able to email, call 519-376-9420.

Individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario or Canada are required to provide proof, such as a vaccination receipt or certificate, to their public health unit in order to be registered in the system. Once complete, these individuals will be able to book their second dose appointment through the provincial booking system, public health units that use their own booking system or participating pharmacies and primary care settings at an interval that aligns with Ontario’s vaccine strategy..

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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