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COVID-19 Vaccines – FAQ & Local Information

We are excited to share with you a very informative online booklet all about Covid-19 vaccines and older adults! There is lots of information about safety, myth-busting, and frequently asked questions.

Click here to download the PDF, or read it at the bottom of this page!

 

Information on the Ontario vaccine booking system (last updated – March 30):

Please note that this information may not reflect the most current information available from the province. Please visit ontario.ca/bookvaccine for the most up-t0-date information. Thank you!

Ontario has launched a provincial online booking system and customer service desk for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at mass immunization clinics.

Effective Monday, March 22, 2021, the Ontario government is expanding appointments through its online booking system to individuals aged 75 and over  at ontario.ca/bookvaccine. They will be asked for their Ontario health (OHIP) card, birth date, postal code and email. To book online, individuals will need to have a green photo health (OHIP) card as both numbers on the front and back of the card are required. Expired cards will be accepted.

As of Monday, March 29th, some public health units are also opening vaccine bookings for adults ages 70 and over. Visit ontario.ca/bookvaccine

Individuals who still have a red and white health card, or who require assistance with booking, can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). The information line is open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with information available in more than 300 languages.

Information on AstraZeneca vaccines at pharmacies (last updated – March 19):

Please note that this information may not reflect the most current information available from the province. Please visit ontario.ca/bookvaccine for the most up-t0-date information. Thank you!

From the Government of Ontario website:

“On March 16, 2021, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) expanded its recommendation for the use of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine to people 18 years old and older. In alignment with NACI’s latest recommendation and Ontario’s Ethical Framework, as of March 22, 2021, participating pharmacies and primary care settings will offer vaccination appointments to individuals aged 60 and over. Eligible Ontarians can contact a participating pharmacy directly to make an appointment. In addition, many primary care providers are directly contacting eligible patients to book an appointment.

The province also continues to expand the delivery channels available to administer COVID-19 vaccines, with another 350 pharmacies to be brought on board across the province in the next two weeks bringing the total to approximately 700 locations. It is expected that this number would again be doubled to approximately 1,500 by the end of April. Depending on vaccine supply, retail pharmacies could administer up to 40 per cent of all vaccinations by the end of April. Details on additional locations and the application process for pharmacy participation will be shared in the coming days. In addition, vaccinations in primary care settings will continue in collaboration with public health units.”

Click here for more information: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/60816/ontarios-booking-system-to-expand-to-individuals-aged-75-and-older-as-vaccine-rollout-accelerates

Contact information for local public health units:

Haldimand Norfolk & Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

The Health Unit has launched a dedicated COVID-19 vaccine phone line and email address for public questions on vaccinations at 519-427-5903 and email at vaccine@hnhss.ca. The phone line and email address are NOT for booking vaccinations.

 

Brant County

Click here for online booking: https://www.bchu.org/ServicesWeProvide/InfectiousDiseases/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine-Clinic-Appointments.aspx

If you are unable to book online, please ask a family member, loved one or friend for assistance. If you are unable to book online, please call 519-753-4937 and press “2” to access the booking line.

Brant County is also offering free transportation to help older adults get to the vaccine clinic. Effective immediately, all seniors who are requesting Brant eRide for the purpose of accessing a local vaccine clinic will be able to do so free of charge. Brant eRide is the County’s public transportation service. For more information about how to book a ride, visit www.brant.ca/eRide or call 519.44BRANT (519.442.7268), 1.855.44BRANT. Please book a ride at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment.

Six Nations Health Services

Click here for online booking: https://ocean.cognisantmd.com/intake/IntakePortal.html?eReqRef=e214c1e9-1224-41f9-b8e6-8059dd4dfe5a

Call 226-227-9288 between Monday and Friday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM. (The vaccine registration phone number should only be used if people do not have access to the internet.)

 

Hamilton

For more information on vaccine booking, please visit: https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-booking.

 

Halton

Click here for online booking: https://www.halton.ca/For-Residents/New-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccines/COVID-19-Vaccination-Clinics#book

You may also book your appointment by calling 311 or 1-866-442-5866 (toll free). Please only call 311 if you require assistance, to ensure those that need support have access.

 

Covid 19 Vaccines - What Older Canadians Need to Know
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