Point Edward, ON – The Province of Ontario has opened registration for individuals who are 70-74 years of age (or who are turning 70 in 2021). One in-home caregiver who resides in the same household as the 70+ year old, and one in-home caregiver of an adult receiving chronic home care may also pre-register for their vaccination appointment.
Lambton Public Health (LPH) has also opened pre-registration for some Phase 2 groups (essential frontline workers who cannot work from home) including:
- Elementary and secondary school staff
- Childcare and licensed foster care workers
- Faith leaders who provide end of life care, funerals, home visits to the ill, visits in hospital or long-term care
- Police, fire, compliance, funeral, special constables and other workers responding to critical events
- Enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (includes bylaw enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, labour inspectors)
- Food manufacturing workers
- Agricultural and farm workers
Pre-registration is also continuing for the following:
- Healthcare workers (identified in Phase 1)
- Adult recipients of Chronic Home Care
- Urban Indigenous Adults
Full details regarding eligibility and registration are provided on the LPH website’s vaccination registration page. Eligible individuals who pre-register will receive an email invitation to schedule an immunization appointment directly from the Ontario booking system – please allow 48-72 hours to receive your invitation.
“Momentum is building for Lambton County’s COVID-19 immunization rollout,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Offer of Health for Lambton County. “We have vaccinated almost all who were eligible in Phase 1, and are now beginning to move onto the individuals outlined in Phase 2 of the Province’s vaccine rollout plan.”
Following the recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Ontario Government has extended the interval time between first and second doses of three COVID-19 vaccines to 16 weeks (Moderna, Pfizer & AstraZeneca). If you received your first dose of one of these vaccines prior to March 10, your second dose appointment will need to be re-scheduled. Lambton Public Health (LPH) will contact you regarding this soon. At this time, please do not call LPH regarding second doses. Information and updates regarding second doses will be posted on www.getthevaccine.ca.
Our Call Centre phone lines are currently at full capacity to support eligible vaccination registrants, and continued case/contact management to reduce transmission in the community. Please be patient as more vaccine becomes available and eligibility for first and second doses is announced.
A total of 20,947 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered (as of March 28, 2021). That represents 18 percent of the eligible population in Lambton County who have received one or more doses.
Individuals who are 75 years of age and older (or who are turning 75 in 2021) are also still permitted to book their immunization appointments directly using the new online Provincial Booking System.
Family and friends are encouraged to help their loved ones complete the online options for registration and/or pre-registration. We also urging everyone to print and complete the Provincial consent form prior to their vaccination appointment. If you do not have a printer at home, copies of the consent form are now available for pick up using Lambton County Library’s contactless, curbside pickup service. There is no charge to access a printed copy and you do not need a library card.
Please remember, you may not be able to get an immunization appointment on the same day/time as your loved one. Each clinic only has enough vaccine onsite for that particular day’s appointments.
Please visit GetTheVaccine.ca for the latest COVID-19 related updates in Lambton County. If you have specific questions related to the vaccination registration process please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.