Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment
The EOHU is working hard to provide the latest information and to increase access to the COVID-19 Vaccines. Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is currently higher than available supply and prioritization is necessary to determine eligibility. We are requesting everyone’s collaboration and continued patience as we undertake this enormous vaccination effort.
As the vaccines become available to population groups, we will ensure the community is informed. Please note, COVID-19 vaccine appointments are not yet available for the general public. Vaccines are by BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and may be made by an individual or their caregiver; walk-in appointments are not available.
Consult with your primary care provider to discuss any medical concerns. Alternate arrangements will be made for individuals who notify us of barriers preventing them from physically going to a clinic.
On this page:
- Vaccination sites
- Who is currently eligible to book a vaccine appointment (and how to book)
- Pre-registration for certain priority groups
- Preparing for your vaccination appointment
Vaccines are currently being offered in the following settings:
- Mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine clinics are available across the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry; the United Counties of Prescott-Russell; and the City of Cornwall. Locations will be confirmed upon booking an appointment. Please do not call the clinic location or municipality for inquiries regarding the location of a clinic. For more information, call the health unit at 613-933-1375 or 1-800-267-7120.
- Participating pharmacies: A limited number of pharmacies have been selected by the province to provide AstraZeneca vaccinations to individuals aged 55 and over (born in 1966 or earlier). You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy (contact the pharmacy directly to book an appointment). The number of pharmacies participating in the COVID-19 vaccination program is expected to expand in the near future.
- Some primary care providers: In the near future, some primary care providers will be able to vaccinate eligible patients with certain health conditions in their clinics. Eligible patients will be prioritized by highest-risk health conditions, followed by high-risk and at-risk health conditions. Please note that participating primary care providers will be reaching out to their eligible patients directly when vaccine supply is available: do not call your primary care provider to request an appointment if they have not contacted you.
|Eligible group||Options for booking an appointment|
|Individuals turning 60 or older in 2021 (born in 1961 or earlier)||
Individuals aged 55 to 59 in 2021 (born in 1962 to 1966)
|Eligible to receive a vaccine at a participating pharmacy (click here to see the list of participating pharmacies) – AstraZeneca only|
|Health care workers (Click to see how Health Care Workers are prioritized.)||
Pre-register to receive a booking code
NOTE: Health care workers (and students in health care settings) working in SDG can book an appointment directly with WDMH to receive a vaccine in Winchester. Click here for details.
|Police and firefighters responding to medical calls||Pre-register to receive a booking code|
|Staff member or essential caregiver at a long-term care or retirement home; essential caregiver for an individual with a highest-risk or high-risk health condition (only 1 essential caregiver per individual); informal caregiver (e.g. family, spouse or friend who provides care) for an adult 70 years of age or older||Pre-register to receive a booking code|
|Adult recipient of chronic home care||Pre-register to receive a booking code|
|Indigenous populations living on reserve (Akwesasne) aged 18 and over||Vaccine is available through the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Health. For more information, call 613-575-2341, extension 3219 or 3247.|
|Indigenous populations living off reserve aged 55 and over||Pre-register to receive a booking code|
|Individuals with certain highest-risk and high-risk health conditions||May receive an appointment one of two ways:
|Funeral workers who have direct contact with deceased persons||Pre-register to receive a booking code|
|Faith leaders who are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19*||Pre-register to receive a booking code|
* Includes faith leaders who as part of their regular role have close contact with persons and families in the following circumstances: end of life care; care of the deceased, funerals, bathing, or other ceremony with direct contact with deceased persons; home visits to unwell persons; pastoral care in hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement homes or other vulnerable settings.
REMINDER: If you, or the individual you are booking for, do not fall within one of the groups listed above, please do NOT try to schedule an appointment. Eligibility or a booking code will be verified prior to appointments being booked. Vaccination appointments are not yet available for the general public. No walk-ins will be accepted at clinic locations.
Pre-registration for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is open for certain priority groups. Pre-registration helps us book appointments quickly and easily as vaccine supply becomes available. The information you provide will be used at a later date to contact you and reserve your vaccination appointment.
Before you continue
Pre-registration can only be done online and requires a valid email address. A proxy (e.g. spouse, support worker, friend) can complete the pre-registration for you but they must have a valid email address.
Only pre-register ONCE. Registering more than once may cause issues with the next steps in the booking process. Pre-registration does not indicate you will get an appointment immediately. You may not get an email with your appointment booking code for a week or longer. Your pre-registration information may be shared with one of our vaccination partners. If this is the case, you will be contacted directly by the vaccination partner (by email or by phone) and you will not receive a vaccine appointment booking code. Please do not pre-register again.
Read what you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Please also read the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet prior to your appointment. This information will help you prepare to consent to receiving your vaccine.
24 Hours Prior to Appointment
In the 24 hours before your appointment, you must take the online COVID-19 self-assessment screening. If you do not pass the screening, please call the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 1-800-267-7120 as soon as possible (do not come to your vaccine appointment).
On the Day of Appointment
On the day of your appointment:
- Bring proof of eligibility. This may include:
- age-based eligibility:
- a piece of government issued ID showing your name, photo and date of birth (e.g. OHIP card, driver’s license, passport)
- worker-based eligibility:
- employer issued identification showing your name, photo and the name of the employer or setting where you provide services
- a pay stub or a printed letter from the employer or other setting recognizing you a worker
- age-based eligibility:
- Bring a completed consent form to the clinic.
- Do not arrive any earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment time. You will be turned away and asked to come back if you arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.
- Follow the signs and line up as instructed.
- Maintain physical distancing of at least 2 meters/6 feet from others at all times.
- Pass an active COVID-19 screening on arrival.
- If you fail the screening, you will not be vaccinated, and will need to call to reschedule your appointment.
- Have regular meals.
- Wear short sleeves.
- Read about what you need to know after your COVID-19 vaccine.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet
- What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment
- After your COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in the EOHU Region
- General Information on COVID-19 Vaccines
- Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine
- COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: Factsheets