press release

Lambton Public Health Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Immunizations

Point Edward, ON – In line with the Government of Ontario, Lambton Public Health (LPH) is expanding eligibility to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment to a number of groups throughout this week.

Today, Group 2 of essential frontline workers who cannot work from home (according to the Province’s Phase 2 immunization rollout) are now eligible. This includes grocery store, restaurant, transportation, and construction workers. Note: you must live or work in Lambton County to register for your vaccine in the region. Individuals with Highest-Risk, High-Risk and At-Risk health conditions such as dementia and diabetes may also continue to register for their immunization appointments.

Beginning on Thursday, May 13, individuals 40 years of age and older (or those who are turning 40 in 2021) are also permitted to book their vaccination appointments.

If you’re eligible and would like to schedule an appointment go to Lambton Public Health’s Registration page. Please be patient as clinics are booking up quickly. If clinics are fully booked, check back often. Additional clinics will be added as vaccine supply is confirmed.

In addition, with a stable vaccine supply, the Province is adding High-Risk Healthcare Workers, dialysis patients and all First Nations, Inuit and Metis individuals to the list of those eligible to receive a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier than the extended four-month interval. Booking details are in process and more information will be provided soon.

Last week, LPH unveiled a new dedicated Vaccine Call Centre which is open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The new Vaccine Call Centre can be reached at 226-254-8222 or visit the Contact Us page on LambtonPublicHealth.ca. Individuals with COVID-19 vaccine inquiries or those who are having difficulty booking their COVID-19 vaccination appointment online are asked to call this new number to speak with an agent directly.

To date, a total of 54,096 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. That represents 46 percent of the eligible population in the region who have received one or more doses.

Please visit GetTheVaccine.ca for the latest updates on the vaccine roll-out plan in Lambton County.

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Please contact:
LPH-media-inquiries@county-lambton.on.ca