press release

Lambton Public Health Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Standby List

Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is making it easier for residents to receive their first or second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at Lambton County clinics with the introduction of a new Vaccine Standby List.

“By signing up for our Vaccine Standby List, you will be called if there are doses available at your preferred clinic, and you are available to travel to the clinic on short notice that day,” said Dr. Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County.

Important Vaccine Standby List Information:

  • Those who are not currently eligible to receive a vaccine will not be called.
  • The list will reset each clinic day at 10:00 a.m. You must sign up on each day that you are available, as everyone on the previous day’s list will be removed.
  • There is a limited amount of space on the list each day, and this form will be closed once the maximum number of people sign up.
  • People aged 12-17 who are called for a standby dose will receive Pfizer, and those aged 18+ may receive either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
  • There are no guarantees that you will be called. The number of standby appointments is unpredictable, as it depends on the number of cancellations and no-shows.

If you have questions, please contact the LPH Vaccine Call Centre at 226-254-8222 from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note: Vaccine Call Centre volumes are extremely high at this time. In order to allow eligible people to book second doses, we ask that those who do not meet the eligibility criteria be patient and avoid calling until they are eligible.

“Our Clearwater, Forest and Wyoming immunization clinics have many openings for appointments the week of July 12 and beyond,” said Dr. Ranade. “Please book a first dose appointment if you have not done so yet, and a second dose appointment as soon as you’re eligible. Being fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection from the virus, and its highly transmissible Delta variant which is circulating in the community.”

All vaccines provided as part of the Government of Ontario’s rollout deliver strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants. The approved mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) are safely interchangeable and presently being used at Lambton’s mass immunization clinics.

On Monday, LPH expanded second dose eligibility to youth 12-17 years of age who received their first dose of Pfizer at least 28 days ago (as per the recommended minimum interval). Eligible youth are asked to book their second dose appointments for any of the local clinics using LPH’s online Registration.

To date, a total of 134,969 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to residents of Lambton County by public health, hospitals, primary care and pharmacies. That represents 73.5 percent of adults (aged 18+), and 18.7 percent of youth (aged 0-17) who have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the region. Currently, a total of 47.8 percent of adults and 1.8 percent of youth are considered fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

For the latest updates on Lambton County’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout please visit GetTheVaccine.ca.

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