Vaccine Information: Details

by | Jun 17, 2021 | External, GWSA News

Individuals who received a first dose from WDG Public Health on or before May 9 will receive an email or text from Public Health with booking instructions. Appointment invitation emails or text messages will be sent between Monday June 14 and Friday June 18. Please check your junk/spam folders. If you are unable to book your appointment online, call 1-844-780-0202 .

Ontario is moving up second doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Pfizer and Moderna recipients in parts of the GTA and other areas where the more highly contagious Delta strain poses a bigger threat, including Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph.

Anyone 12 years old or older may register for mass delivery of vaccines. Second doses have now begun, and the timetable is posted on this page. 

If you live in Wellington Dufferin Guelph, registration for mass vaccinations is done through the WDG Public Health site. You are successfully pre-registered when you have received the confirmation email.

 

All vaccines being used are safe and effective. The “best” vaccine is the one you can get right away. The sooner you get your vaccinations, the faster everyone can get together with family and friends. Don’t wait, pre-register and book now.

Call 1-844-780-0202 for assistance or pre-register online at wdgpublichealth.ca/register.

First Doses: At Mass Vaccination Sites:

Phase 1 High-risk Populations (Immediate appointments available)

  1. Residents 80 years of age and older
  2. Indigenous Adults (including any immediate household members)
  3. Long-Term Care and/or Retirement Home Staff
  4. Essential Support Staff in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes
  5. Essential Caregivers in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes
  6. Adult recipient of chronic home care
  7. Healthcare workers  (Check the list of eligible healthcare workers on our webpage)
  8. Emergency Responders

Phase 2 Mass Delivery of Vaccines (currently underway)

  1. Residents 12-79 years of age
  2. Residents living in COVID-19 hot spot communities*
  3. Congregate settings staff and residents
  4. Primary caregivers for residents of congregate settings*
  5. Individuals with select health conditions*
  6. Essential caregiver for individuals in the highest-risk and certain high-risk health conditions *
  7. Essential workers who cannot work from home*

Phase 3 Steady State (appointment invitations start in June)

Remaining WDG residents over 12 years of age.  

Quick Links

Reminders:

Please do not register if you are not part of these groups. Eligibility will be checked prior to appointments being booked.

  • Vaccination appointments are available for anyone 12 or older. 
  • Please do not call the COVID-19 call centre for an appointment; use the pre-register system.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted at clinic locations.

For the most current information, please check the WDG Public Health site.

Mass Immunization Sites:

When someone gets a notification that it is their turn to receive a vaccination they will be given a choice as to which available site to go to and will arrange an appointment time. Here are the locations nearest Guelph:

Fergus:                         Community Sportsplex (Belsyde Ave., Fergus)

Guelph:                        Linamar/Skyjack (201 Woodlawn Rd. W.)

Guelph:                        West End Recreation Centre (21 Imperial Rd S, Guelph)

Guelph:                        University of Guelph University Centre (50 South Ring Road)

 Vaccinations are no longer offered at the WDG PH office at 160 Chancellors Way. 

Here’s the link to ALL current clinic locations for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph:

https://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/covid-19-information-public/covid-19-vaccine-information/vaccination-clinic-locations

Help with Registration:

  • Call the new Vaccine Registration and Booking Help Line at 1-844-780-0202 (Monday-Saturday, 12:00-8:00 pm).  
  • Contact your local Wellington County library.
  • Call any Guelph Public Library for assistance.
  • Ask a family member or friend for assistance.

First Doses: At Pharmacies 

You must:

  • be 40 years old or older in 2021 to get the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine when approved for use  
  • be 55 years old or older in 2021 to get the Pfizer vaccine
  • have a valid Ontario health (OHIP) card, or other form of valid government-issued identification
  • have an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy.

Contact a participating pharmacy near you to book an appointment.  Use this link to find a location near you:

Through Doctors:

 

  • Vaccinations in primary care settings will continue in collaboration with public health units.
  • Where specific doctors’ offices are providing vaccines, contact will be made with patients directly. 

 

Second Doses:

Individuals who received a first dose from WDG Public Health on or before May 9 will receive an email or text from Public Health with booking instructions. Appointment invitation emails or text messages will be sent between Monday June 14 and Friday, June 18. Please check your junk/spam folders. If you are unable to book your appointment online, call 1-844-780-0202 beginning Monday. 

Original Provincial Announcement May 28: Second Doses

  • Week of May 31: individuals aged 80+
  • Week of June 14: individuals aged 70+
  • Week of June 28: individuals who received their first dose between the week of March 8 to April 18, on a “first-in, first-out” basis. For example, this included individuals with the highest-risk health conditions and special education workers.
  • Week of July 19: individuals who received their first dose between the week of April 19 to May 9, on a “first-in, first-out” basis. For example, this included individuals aged 50 and over, as well as individuals with high-risk health conditions.
  • Week of August 2: individuals who received their first dose between the week of May 10 to May 30, on a “first-in, first-out” basis. For example, this included individuals who cannot work from home and individuals who have at-risk health conditions.
  • Week of August 9 to 16: individuals aged 12 to 25
  • Week of August 9: individuals who received their first dose from the week of May 31 onwards on a “first-in, first out” basis, respecting the recommended intervals.

If you received your first dose through Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, you should follow the instructions on their website or as provided to you when you received your first injection.

Individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from March 21 onwards will be eligible to receive a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from May 31 onwards, with appointment dates based on the timing of their first dose.