Vaccine Information: Details

by | May 6, 2021 | External, GWSA News

WDG residents over age 12 may now pre-register for vaccinations in Phase 3.  Ages 60+ (Phase 2) may pre-register for mass vaccination sites for April to June.  Those 80+ (Phase 1) may register with immediate appointments available. 

Many residents who are Phase 3 eligible will likely not be vaccinated until June. However, pre-registering is still the best way for residents to ensure they receive a vaccine as soon as it is their turn. 

Ages 40+ can pre-register at selected pharmacies. 

You are successfully pre-registered when you have received the confirmation email.

Please do not call to check or re-register multiple times.  

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

At Mass Vaccination Sites:

Phase 1 (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 (Expect an appointment invitation between April and June; pending vaccine availability)

  1. Residents 60-79 years of age
  2. Residents living in COVID-19 hot spot communities*
  3. Congregate settings staff
  4. Congregate settings residents and their primary caregivers*
  5. Individuals with select health conditions*
  6. One essential caregiver for individuals in the highest-risk and certain high-risk health conditions (who provide support with personal care and/or activities of daily living)*
  7. Essential workers who cannot work from home*

Phase 3 (Expect an appointment invitation in June; pending vaccine availability)

  1. Remaining WDG residents over 12 years of age



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

  • Vaccination appointments are not yet available for the general public.
  • Please do not call our COVID-19 call centre for an appointment, use the pre-register system.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted at clinic locations.

This eligibility list will change over time. 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 current clinic locations for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph:

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.


At Pharmacies: 

You must:

  • be 40 years old or older in 2021 to get the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • 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.