press release

Lambton County Library Offering Help Accessing Vaccine Receipts

Wyoming, ON – Lambton Public Health and Lambton County Library have partnered to make it easier for residents to obtain copies of their COVID-19 vaccination receipts.

On September 1, the Ontario Government announced a new vaccine passport policy which will require all residents to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status by September 22 for certain businesses and settings. Requiring proof of vaccination in these settings reduces the risk, and is an important step to encourage all eligible Ontarians to get their shot which is critical in protecting the Province’s hospital capacity and supporting businesses with the tools they need to keep customers safe, stay open and minimize disruptions.

“We’re trying to remove as many barriers for people as possible,” said Kevin Churchill, Manager of Family Health for Lambton Public Health. “Not everyone has access to a computer or printer, so this free Lambton County Library service will assist residents in obtaining hard copies of their vaccination receipts, so they can continue to enjoy local businesses and services where proof of vaccination is required. We’re very grateful for this partnership!”

Individuals have two options to obtain their vaccine receipts:

  1. Go to the Provincial Portal and follow the steps to download vaccination receipts directly.
  2. Lambton County Library: Residents who need assistance downloading and/or printing copies of their vaccine receipts may visit a library location of their choice.

In order to access vaccination receipts, residents must have:

  • A green photo health card (you will need the numbers from the front and back of
  • the card, expired cards will be accepted)
  • Your date of birth
  • Your postal code that is associated with your health card

If you have a red/white health card or no health card, please contact Lambton Public Health’s Vaccine Call Centre for assistance, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 226-254-8222.

Each of the 25 local library locations offer computer access, Wi-Fi use and space for academic study/research. This new service will provide support to assist with any technical difficulties members of the public may encounter while trying to source this information, along with the downloading and printing of hard copies of their vaccination receipts at no cost. While an appointment is preferred, some walk-ins will be accommodated as space and time allow.

To make an appointment call the library you would like to visit directly during their hours of operation or call the central booking line toll free at 1-866-324-6912 (ext. 5900).

“Lambton County Library is happy to step up and provide this service to residents, free of charge,” said Darlene Coke, Manager, Library Services. “Libraries are important community resources that help remove barriers to deliver the services, information and technology resources residents need.”

For more information on the Library’s hours of operation, visit lclibrary.ca. For the latest updates on COVID-19 and Lambton County’s Immunization Rollout please visit getthevaccine.ca.

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Please contact:

Darlene Coke
Manager, Library Services
County of Lambton
519-845-0801 ext. 5238
darlene.coke@county-lambton.on.ca

LPH Media Inquiries
LPH-media-inquiries@county-lambton.on.ca