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WDG Public Health now reaching out to the public to book second vaccinations

Currently 169,492 have received at least one dose and 13,740 people their second

Published 06/06/2021 | By Guelph Now Local News

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WDG Public Health now reaching out to book second vaccinations

Guelph/ Wellington — Ontario has reached a key milestone in its fight against COVID-19, having achieved its target to administer first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over ahead of schedule. Ontario is also preparing to roll out the eligibility for accelerated second dose appointments starting with individuals aged 80 and over, beginning on May 31, 2021. If there is sufficient vaccine supply, it is anticipated that the majority of Ontario residents who choose to receive the vaccine will be able to be fully vaccinated by the end of summer.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has begun contacting people in the region to book their second vaccination. They are reaching out to people who got their first dose prior to March 9. Currently 169,492 have received at least one dose and 13,740 people in the region have gotten their second dose.

First Dose Appointment Booking Status

Currently booking appointments for age 12+

Pre-register now. This is how you will receive an appointment invitation.

If you have not heard from WDGPH within five days after pre-registering for your first dose appointment, call the appointment booking help line at 1-844-780-0202.

Please note the appointment booking help line can help with booking first dose appointments only at this time. Second doses cannot be booked by calling here. See chart below for who is eligible for second doses and when/where to call.

Second Dose Appointment Booking Status

Please note: We are currently offering second dose appointments as per the provincial eligibility criteria. The following chart indicates who is eligible to book and when to call for an appointment through Public Health. Anyone who is eligible based on the provincial criteria may also book their second dose at a pharmacy, regardless of where the first dose was administered. Please call your pharmacy or visit their website to find out how to book.

More information on second dose appointment status can be found Below:

Priority Group Booking Status What you should do

Residents of Long-term Care and Retirement Homes

Currently booking second doses within 21-28 days of first dose-or as soon as possible if it has been more than 28 days.

Public Health is working directly with facilities to identify eligible individuals.

Certain highest-risk health conditions including:

  • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)

  • Individuals with malignant hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignant solid tumours receiving active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy), excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal therapy or radiation therapy

  • Individuals undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis

Currently booking second doses within 21-28 days of first dose, or as soon as possible if it has been more than 28 days.

Public Health is working directly with healthcare providers.

Eligible individuals in this group should contact their healthcare provider who will complete a referral form and send it to Public Health

Indigenous individuals and members of their household

Currently booking second doses within 21-28 days of first dose, or as soon as possible if it has been more than 28 days.

Individuals in this group should call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 0 to book their second dose appointment.

We are currently contacting individuals in this group to book a second dose appointment in order of eligibility based on when you received your first dose.

Extra doses at the end of each clinic will be allocated to this group. You may receive a phone call to receive a second dose on short notice.

We are also working with hospitals and other health care partners to deliver vaccines directly to organizations for administering second doses to their staff.

When you are eligible, you will receive a phone call or an email to book your second dose appointment. Thank you for your patience as we work through calling individuals in this group.

If you got your first dose on or before March 9 and you have not received a second dose appointment, please call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 0.

Medical First Responders
  • ORNGE
  • Paramedics
  • Firefighters providing medical first response as part of their regular duties
  • Police and special constables providing medical first response as part of their regular duties

We are currently contacting individuals in this group to book a second dose appointment in order of eligibility based on when you received your first dose.

Extra doses at the end of each clinic will be allocated to this group. You may receive a phone call to receive a second dose on short notice.

We are also working with hospitals and other health care partners to deliver vaccines directly to organizations for administering second doses to their staff.

When you are eligible, you will receive a phone call or an email to book your second dose appointment. Thank you for your patience as we work through calling individuals in this group.

If you got your first dose on or before March 9 and you have not received a second dose appointment, please call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 0.

WDG residents 80+ and 70+ (as per the Provincial annoucement from May 28, 2021)

We are currently contacting individuals in this group to book a second dose appointment in order of eligibility based on when you received your first dose.

When you are eligible, you will receive a phone call or an email to book your second dose appointment. Thank you for your patience as we work through calling individuals in this group.

If you got your first dose on or before March 9 and you have not received a second dose appointment, please call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 0.

You may also book your second dose appointment at a participating pharmacy or with your healthcare provider if they are offering this option.

Residents who received AstraZeneca as their first dose and have chosen to receive an mRNA vaccine for their second dose We are currently booking second doses for this group at a 12-week interval (or as soon as appointment availability allows).

You may get your second dose at a participating pharmacy that is offering Pfizer or Moderna or from your healthcare provider. Please contact them directly.

An option to book your second dose through a Public Health clinic will be available soon. Please check this page and follow our social media channels for updates.

All other residents who have had their first dose of an mRNA vaccine

Most residents will be eligible for their second dose 16 weeks after your first dose.

When you are eligible, you will be contacted several weeks prior to your appointment.

If you got your first dose on or before March 9 and you have not received a second dose appointment, please call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 0.

Individuals who received their first dose in another province or country

You will be eligible for a second dose 16 weeks after your first dose (unless you meet one of the above exceptions).

If you got your first dose on or before March 9 in another province or country and require your second dose in WDG, please call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 0.

Please note you must bring your proof of vaccination with you on the day of your second dose appointment.


Related Links:
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