– COVID-19 Vaccination in Lambton

Getting vaccinated is your best protection against severe outcomes of COVID-19.

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Who Can Get Vaccinated & When

  • Individuals 6 months and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The recommended interval between 1st and 2nd doses is 8 weeks
  • Individuals 5 years and older are eligible for a booster dose if they have not had a dose since September 1, 2022 and it has been at least 6 months (168 days) since their last dose or COVID-19 infection.
  • High-risk individuals, including adults 65 years and older, are eligible for a spring booster dose if it has been at least 6 months (168 days) since their last dose or COVID-19 infection.

High-risk groups include: 

  • 65 years or older
  • Adult residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, elder care lodges, and other congregate living settings for senior
  • Individuals 18 years and older living in congregate care settings for people with complex medical care needs
  • Pregnant individuals
  • Adults (18 years or older) who are moderately to severely immunocompromised
  • Adults 55 years and older who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis and their non-Indigenous household members aged 55 years and older

For more details about spring booster dose recommendations, visit: COVID-19 Booster Recommended for High-Risk Individuals This Spring.

To check eligibility for a booster dose, visit: Booster dose recommendation tool.

Where to Get Vaccinated

Access to the COVID-19 vaccine is available through community clinics, participating pharmacies and select primary care providers. Community Clinics are by appointment only. Check back often, as new appointments and clinic dates are regularly added.

Participating Pharmacies
Visit the following site to find pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccines: COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy Locations.

Select Primary Care Providers
Some healthcare providers are offering COVID-19 vaccines to their patients. Contact your provider for more information.

Community Clinics – Book an Appointment

Lambton Public Health (Ages 6 months & older)

Location Map – 160 Exmouth St

June 15, 2023: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Scheduled appointments are required – book online or call us.

The Shores Recreation Center (Ages 6 months & older)

Location: – 7883 Amtelecom Pkwy

No scheduled appointments at this time.

Scheduled appointments are required – book online or call us

Wyoming Fairgrounds (Ages 6 months & older)

Location – 595 Main St

June 14, 2023: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Scheduled appointments are required – book online or call us

Vaccine Receipts and Reporting

Download your Enhanced Vaccine Certificate

  • If you require assistance please contact us – 519-383-8331, toll-free at 1-800-667-1839
  • Residents may also download/print their receipts at Lambton County Libraries, free of charge.

Out of Province Reporting

If you get a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario, you should register it so you can:


Should I still get the vaccine if I have already had/have a COVID-19 infection?

If you have recently had COVID-19:

It is recommended that you wait at least 6 months (168 days) after symptom onset or positive test to receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Do I need to wear a mask to my appointment?

Yes, masks are required at all public health community clinics. If you are unable to wear a mask, let the clinic staff know when you arrive.

What vaccines are available at community clinics?

The following vaccines are currently being offered at Lambton community clinics. The brand of vaccine offered at our clinics may vary depending on supply, but all approved vaccines are safe and effective.

6 months to 4 years: Monovalent mRNA vaccines (Moderna & Pfizer)

5+ years: Monovalent and Bivalent mRNA vaccines (Pfizer)

18+ years: Bivalent mRNA vaccine (Moderna)

Novavax is available to those 18 years and older who are not able to receive an mRNA vaccine, or would prefer not to receive an mRNA vaccine. Novavax appointments can only be booked through our call centre – 226-254-8222 and this vaccine is not offered at our community clinics.

What is a bivalent vaccine?

Bivalent vaccines are vaccines that target two different viruses or two strains of the same virus. The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is an updated version of the COVID-19 vaccine that targets the original COVID-19 virus and the Omicron variant, which is currently the dominant variant in circulation in Ontario. Bivalent vaccines are now being administered as booster doses to eligible individuals. Bivalent vaccines are formulated to better protect against the currently circulating COVID-19 variants. They can also help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination.

What should I expect after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

Similar to medications and other vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine can cause some side effects, although not everyone will experience these. Most side effects are minor and don’t last very long.

Common side effects include pain, redness, swelling at the site where the needle was given, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and low fever. Taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen may help relieve these symptoms. Serious side effects are rare. Call your health care provider or go to the nearest emergency department if you develop any reactions within 3 days of receiving the vaccine: hives, swelling of your face or mouth, trouble breathing, very pale colour and serious drowsiness, high fever (over 40°C), convulsions or seizures, or other serious symptoms (e.g. “pins and needles” or numbness). Please also report these more serious side effects to Lambton Public Health.

Things to remember after you receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

The vaccine is an additional way to protect yourself against COVID-19. After either dose of the COVID-19 vaccine you should continue to follow COVID-19 measures (wearing a mask, practice physical distancing and washing your hands).

Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow public health guidance.

Avoid receiving a TB skin test until at least 28 days after receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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