July 22 Update: Please consider getting vaccinated soon while mass clinics are available. Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health is set to close four mass vaccination clinics now that the majority of local residents are vaccinated.
University of Guelph’s mass vaccination clinic will close on Aug. 6, Linamar’s vaccination clinic will close on Aug. 11, and the clinics in West End Recreation Centre and Centre-Wellington Community Sportsplex will close on Aug. 20. WDG Public Health and partners will continue to offer smaller clinics in Guelph, Fergus and Orangeville, as well as pop-up clinics throughout the region into the fall. Williamson said it’s time to move to the next stage of closing the clinic because the mass vaccination clinics served their purpose.
July 8, 2021 from news release. WDG Public Health has updated the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Booking System to make it easier and faster to book or reschedule a vaccine appointment. Residents of Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph no longer need to pre-register OR wait for an email or text notification to book an appointment.
It’s easy to find a convenient time and location by visiting wdgpublichealth.inputhealth.com/ebooking. Please read the instructions before proceeding to the booking system.
WDG is well on its way to being one of the most vaccinated places in North America. But, we still have a long way to go before we reach herd immunity. It is essential that residents of the region:
1. Get a first dose as soon as possible by visiting the website or dropping in to any local vaccine clinic
2. Schedule a second dose as soon as possible
3. Move up scheduled dose from August or September to July
There are thousands of appointments currently available. Residents are eligible to receive a second dose 28 days after their first dose (if it was Pfizer or Moderna) and 8 weeks after their first dose (if it was AstraZeneca).
“We have made huge progress on protecting our region,” said Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of WDG Public Health. “Vaccines are truly the most effective way for us to protect each other and get back to normal and stay there. Please book your appointment as soon as possible so we can vaccinate our community as quickly as possible.”
For step-by-step instructions for using the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Booking System, please visit wdgpublichealth.ca/booking.
- 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.
Individuals who received a first dose from WDG Public Health on or before May 9 should have received an email or text from Public Health with booking instructions. If you were unable to book your appointment online, call 1-844-780-0202.
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.