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Bill Walker MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound
Queen's Park

Bill Walker MPP

COVID - Vaccine Info

 

November 24, 2021

Eligibility Expands for 5-11 Year Olds

On November 19, 2021, NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) announced recommendations for the administration of the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those aged 5-11. As a result, Ontario is expanding eligibility for the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those aged 5-11 years old (turning five prior to the end of 2021 – born in 2016).

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will host vaccine clinics at municipal locations such as arenas and community centres, and schools during non-school hours on a regular basis. Some of these clinics will be designed for people aged 5-11. Parents and guardians can find these clinics on the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s vaccine schedule.

On November 23, 2021, parents and guardians of eligible individuals (5-11 years old) could book first and second dose appointments through the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

For those 5-11, the COVID-19 vaccines should be booked at least 14 days before or after other vaccines. Second doses for this age group MUST BE at least eight weeks after the first dose. Second dose appointments ARE NOT automatically booked when booking your first dose.

Please keep in mind:

  • Appointments are required for the 5-11 age group.

  • If local clinics are not viewable, they will be added in the coming days.

  • Do not contact the Health Unit as they are not able to book an appointment for you.

Individuals 12 and older still requiring first or second doses, DO NOT need an appointment.

In addition, participating primary care providers and pharmacies may offer the COVID-19 for children and youth.

For detailed information about the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s 5-11 year old vaccination process, and booking your vaccine, please review the Health Unit’s website at:

For questions or concerns about getting your child vaccinated visit:

For complete Provincial details, please visit the ministry’s website at:

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November 21, 2021

Grey Bruce Health Unit Vaccine Clinics

For the week of November 22 – November 27, the Grey Bruce Health Unit will hold vaccine clinics at the following locations and times. Clinic list is subject to change.

Monday, November 22

  • Frank MacIntyre Building, 250 Main St, Dundalk, 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Davidson Centre Hall, 601 Durham St, Kincardine, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday, November 23
  • Durham Community Centre, 451 Sadler St. West, Durham, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday, November 24
  • Flesherton Kinplex, 2 Highland Drive, Flesherton, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Friday, November 26

  • Sydenham Campus (former school), 1130 8th St. East, Owen Sound, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Cargill Community Centre, 999 Greenock-Brant Line, Cargill, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, November 27 Clinic for Children 5 – 11 Years Old Only
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School, 81 Cemetery Road, Walkerton, 10:00am – 3:00pm
For first and second doses:
  • All those 12+ years of age seeking a first or second dose may walk-in; no appointments necessary.
  • All 5 – 11 year olds are asked to book an appointment due to the anticipated volume. Appointments can be booked using the Provincial booking system – online and via the telephone – which will open on Tuesday, November 23rd.

For third doses beginning November 6th, 2021:

  • Eligible individuals will be able to book their booster dose appointment through the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre.
  • If local clinics are not viewable on this date, they will be added in the coming days. You will not be able to get your 3rd dose without an appointment.


Please do not call the Health Unit to try to book your appointment. Visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit's Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine page.

Third dose will be provided to those eligible with supporting documentation as listed  below:

For a current list of all clinics, please visit our weekly Clinic Schedule. Clinics are subject to cancellation due to weather.

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November 3, 2021

Eligibility Expands for Third Dose

On November 3, 2021, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, Ontario is expanding eligibility for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional high-risk groups. Current eligible populations are still eligible.

For a complete new eligibility list, please visit: Ontario Expanding Booster Eligibility to More Ontarians, and here: COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose.

  • Individuals aged 70 and over (based on calendar year, not date of birth)
  • Eligible Healthcare workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings
    • All Hospital and Acute Care Staff
    • All patient facing healthcare workers/staff involved in the COVID-19 response
    • Medical First Responders
    • Healthcare workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (Assisted Living, correctional settings, shelters, Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, supportive housing, hospice and palliative care settings
    • Home and Community Care health care workers, providing in-person care
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (Astra Zeneca), or one dose of Janssen vaccine.
  • Indigenous, Metis and Inuit adults (over 18 years of age), and any household members

All newly eligible groups must wait 6 months (168 days minimum) following their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to be eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (example: If you got your second dose of your vaccine on June 1st, 2021, you are eligible for a booster dose on November 16th, 2021 – if you meet the below criteria).

With this expanded list of newly eligible populations, the Grey Bruce Health Unit, in collaboration with the vaccine task force, and all municipalities, will be enhancing the vaccine delivery capacity in Grey and Bruce.

The Grey and Bruce Health Unit will host vaccine clinics at municipal locations such as arenas and community centres on a regular basis that will have enhanced capacity in comparison to the small pop-up clinics that were running in August, September and October.  These municipal clinics will not be to the scale of the large Hockey HUBS, however, will be able to accommodate the volume related to this enhanced eligibility.

A list of new clinic locations will be made available on the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s website in the near future. A current schedule is available here:

Appointments will be required to access these clinics due to the anticipated volume. Appointments will be booked using the Provincial booking system – online and via the telephone.

Beginning November 6th, 2021, eligible individuals will be able to book their booster dose appointment through the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, effective at 8:00am.

If local clinics are not viewable on this date, they will be added in the coming days.

Please do not call the Health Unit to try to book your appointment, we are not able to book it for you. You will not be able to get your 3rd dose without an appointment.

There is no benefit in trying to get your booster prior to the required intervals.

In addition, participating primary care providers and pharmacies will be other ways that individuals are able to get their vaccine.

For complete details, please visit:


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