COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Site

Health Care providers are a trusted source for public health advice. It is your one on one conversations and advice that build vaccine confidence in your patients. Through honest and open discussions of benefits, risks and possible side effects, you help your patients and clients understand their most important health related choices.

Your clinic is interested in offering COVID-19 vaccine to your patients – next steps

1. Email our team to express interest in becoming a COVID-19 vaccine site

Email healthcarepartners@county-lambton.on.ca to express your interest in providing COVID-19 Vaccine at your clinic location.

2. Complete COVaxOn training with OntarioMD

OntarioMD provides your clinic with access to:
• Training sessions- COVaxOn workflow training
• OHIP Billing guide
• Checklist- to prepare your clinic for vaccinations
• Job Aids -with step by step instructions
• Data Entry Forms- for offline recording of vaccine administration

4. Submit office information to Public Health

Once you have emailed Lambton Public Health to express interest in administering COVID-19 vaccines, you will be sent a User Load Template to register your staff for COVax.

5. Prepare your clinic

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine – YouTube Video
• Meet Cold chain requirements and pass the vaccine fridge inspection
• Ontario Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines 
Vaccine storage and handling for COVID-19 vaccine 

Review the Provincial COVID-19 vaccine facilities requirements
IPAC requirements for primary care

6. Order COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Order Form
*Only submit an order if you have spoken to a Lambton Public Health staff member to confirm onboarding steps are complete. 

When ordering vaccine please remember the following: 
• Moderna vaccine must be used within 24 hours of puncture
• Pfizer vaccine must be used within 6 hours of puncture
• Refrigerated vaccine must be used within 30 days if un-punctured
• To the extent possible, plan the number of patients to vaccinate with the goal of limiting vaccine waste (moderna- 14 doses per vial, Pfizer- 6 doses per vial) 
• Only order the vaccine you are certain you can use
• Ideally the vaccine will be used as soon as possible (within a week)

*Prior to submitting a vaccine order, fridge temperature logs must be submitted from the last 7 days by fax: 519-383-7092 or email: vaccineorders@county-lambton.on.ca

More Information

Allergy Information

  • Ontario eConsult Program COVID-19 – Allergy/Immunology BASE™ Managed Specialty Group This program enables physicians and nurse practitioners to ask COVID-19 vaccine allergy related clinical questions to Allergy and Clinical Immunology specialists electronically and receive a response within days.
  • Refer to product monographs for ingredient information 
  • Vaccine sample allergy form

Adverse Event Following Immunization Reporting

Completed AEFI form may be submitted to Lambton Public Health by email: VPDnurse@county-lambton.on.ca or Fax: 519-383-7092.

Promoting Vaccine Confidence in your Patients

When having conversations about vaccination

  • Listen with empathy
  • Ask open-ended questions
  • Share trusted information
  • Explore reasons for wanting to get vaccinated

Resources