The Ontario Government opened registration for individuals who are 60-  69 years of age (or who are turning 60 in 2021) Wednesday, April 7. In addition, individuals under 60 years of age with highest-risk, high-risk and at-risk health conditions along with one essential caregiver from each of those groups are eligible to pre-register for their vaccinations. 

Full details regarding eligibility and registration are provided on LPH’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 3-5 days to receive your invitation. 

Please be patient if you are using the Provincial Booking System today. Delays are expected as many individuals across the Province try to access the system simultaneously. This includes reported wait times to register in the system and select dates for the first/second appointments. Please allow time for the system to load the available appointment dates. 

“If you are a person under 60 years of age with one or more of the health conditions outlined in the Province’s prioritization of Phase 2 populations, please contact your healthcare provider,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. “Lambton Public Health has developed a referral form for all local primary care physicians to assess the eligibility of their patients directly.” “Unfortunately, due to limitations with our current vaccine supply we are not able to extend the pre-registration to one in-home caregiver that resides in the same household as the 60+-year-old as we have done with age brackets in the past,” said Dr. Ranade. 

Registration and pre-registration also continue for  the following:   

Individuals 70 years of age and older plus  one in-home caregiver who resides in the same household   

Healthcare workers (as identified in Phase 1)       

Urban Indigenous adults   

Adult recipients of chronic home care plus  one in-home caregiver who resides in the same household   

The Province’s first group in their Phase 2 rollout (essential frontline workers who cannot work from home) which includes elementary/secondary school staff and Lambton College teachers conducting in-person instruction, childcare and licensed foster care workers, faith leaders, enforcement/inspection/compliance roles, agricultural and farmworkers, and food manufacturing, employees. 

Please visit GetTheVaccine.ca for the latest COVID-19 related updates in Lambton County.