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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

Vaccine eligibility is based on regional vaccine supply, provincial direction and regional prioritization.

Click here to see if you’re eligible

*The vaccine eligibility outlined below applies to the Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health regions.


COVID-19 Vaccine Booking System

If you're eligible, book an appointment.
You must book an appointment. If you arrive at a clinic without an appointment, you will be turned away.

  • Book online at www.covidvaccinelm.ca (New appointments open each day at 8:00 a.m.)
    (NOTE: Ontario launched a provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking system. London and Middlesex County will continue to use its local booking system)
  • Call 226-289-3560 (8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Questions or concerns about your vaccine appointment
Please call 226-289-3560 (8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday) if you:

  • Need to cancel or change your appointment.
  • Did not receive an email confirming your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
  • Did not receive an email receipt for your first-dose or second-dose of vaccine.
  • Did not receive your second-dose appointment information.
 

Who’s eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

*As of April 21, 2021

The vaccine eligibility outlined below applies to the Middlesex-London Health Unit and Southwestern Public Health regions. 

The following groups are eligible to receive a first dose of the vaccine. Where a health sector has been named in the priority sector, all frontline workers in that sector are included (e.g., including students, registered volunteers, custodial, security and reception staff). Where a non-health setting has been named, only workers providing a health service or direct patient care are included. Eligible healthcare workers or essential caregivers in long-term care or retirement homes will be contacted by their employer or associated facility with further details to book an appointment.

Everyone who is already eligible to get the vaccine will continue to be eligible.

Eligible Groups

How to Book an Appointment

*NEW - Adults 16 years of age and older with the following highest-risk and high-risk health conditions:

  • Organ transplant recipients

  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients

  • Neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)

  • Haematological malignancy diagnosed < 1 year

  • Kidney disease eGFR < 30

  • Obesity (BMI > 40) *

  • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g., chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications) *

    • Individuals should speak to their treating provider to determine the most appropriate timing for administration of the first dose of vaccine.

  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down Syndrome) *

 

Written documentation or proof of an eligible health condition is not required from a healthcare provider. Self-attestation will be accepted.

In addition, one (1) primary essential caregiver for an individual with an eligible highest-risk or certain high-risk1 health condition is now also eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Primary essential caregivers are individuals who provide regular and sustained assistance with personal care and/or activities of daily living. For clarity, if the individual with the eligible health condition cannot receive the vaccine (ex. under the age of 16), the primary essential caregiver is still eligible.

1Primary essential caregivers are included for individuals in the High-Risk Health Conditions group who require regular and sustained assistance with personal care and/or activities of daily living.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca

  • Use option 5. Eligible Health Condition
  • If you are a primary essential caregiver use option 6. Eligible Essential Caregiver

 
Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Adults 60 years of age and older 

NOTE: If you were born in 1961 or before, you are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. That means if you are turning 60 in 2021, you are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 1. Age-based criteria (60 years and over)

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Education staff who provide direct supports to students with complex special needs are defined as those who support students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • who require support with activities of daily living, including health and safety measures

  • are unable to wear masks for medical reasons

  • have complex medical needs

  • cannot be accommodated through remote learning.

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer or associated facility.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Residents, Primary Essential Caregivers and Staff of High-Risk Congregate Living Settings

High-risk congregate living settings refer to residential facilities where a high-risk client population live or stay overnight and use shared spaces (e.g. common sleeping areas, shared bathrooms, shared kitchens, communal dining spaces). The settings are at higher risk of transmission, and include:

  • Supportive housing
  • Developmental services/intervenor including supported independent living
  • Emergency homeless shelters
  • Other homeless populations not in shelters
  • Mental health and addictions congregate living
  • Homes for special care
  • Employer-provided living accommodations for temporary foreign agricultural workers
  • Adult correctional facilities
  • Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters
  • Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) residences
  • Children’s residential facilities
  • Youth justice facilities
  • Indigenous healing and wellness
  • Bail beds and Indigenous bail beds
  • Provincial and demonstration schools/Consortium Centre Jules-Leger
  • Inpatients on rehabilitation, complex care, geriatrics and mental health units

 

Primary essential caregivers are individuals who provide regular and sustained assistance with personal care and/or activities of daily living.

NOTE: Your facility must pre-register here. Your facility will contact you with information on how to book an appointment.

*A username and password is required for staff and residents. You will receive this information directly from your employer or associated facility.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca

  • If you are staff, use option 3. Eligible Occupations
  • If you are a resident, use option 4. Chronic Home Care or Congregate Living Setting Residents
  • If you are an essential caregiver use option 6. Eligible Essential Caregivers


Phone: 226-289-3560

(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Indigenous adults 16 years of age and older

Immediate household/family members of Indigenous people who themselves are not Indigenous are also eligible to receive the vaccine.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 2. Indigenous community

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Faith leaders who as part of their regular role are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 through 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/LTCHs/RHs or other vulnerable settings.

 

NOTE: Please pre-register here under the healthcare worker group “Faith Leaders”

*A username and password is required. Pre-register under the healthcare worker group "Faith Leaders". If you are eligible, you will be contacted by MLHU with booking information.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Residents and staff of congregate settings with a history of outbreak at the discretion of the local public health unit.

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer or associated facility.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca

  • If you are staff, use option 3. Eligible Occupations
  • If you are a resident, use option 4. Chronic Home Care or Congregate Living Setting Residents

 

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Adults 16 years of age and older who are chronic home care recipients.

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your home care provider.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 4. Chronic Home Care or Congregate Living Setting Residents

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Residents, staff, and essential caregivers associated with long-term care, retirement homes, and other congregate care settings for seniors, including assisted living facilities.

  • Long-term care and retirement home residents.
  • Long-term care and retirement home staff.
    - Includes LHIN, Hospital, Primary Care and Paramedic Services staff who are directly providing on-site support to LTCH and RHs in outbreak and have committed to a week or more of attending the facility.
  • Essential caregivers in long-term care and retirement homes
    - A caregiver is a type of essential visitor who is designated by the resident and/or their substitute decision-maker and is visiting to provide direct care to the resident.
    - Individuals who provide care to chronic homecare recipients in a private residence are not currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Alternative level of care patients in hospitals who have a confirmed admission to LTCH, RH, or other congregate care home for seniors, as operationally feasible.

*A username and password is required for staff and residents. You will receive this information directly from your employer or associated facility.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca

  • If you are staff, use option 3. Eligible Occupations
  • If you are a resident, use option 4. Chronic Home Care or Congregate Living Setting Residents
  • If you are an essential caregiver, use option 6. Eligible Essential Caregiver

 

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Hospital and acute care health care workers in frontline roles with COVID-19 patients and/or with a high-risk of exposure to COVID-19. These individuals should be regularly scheduled staff (full time or part time) and not transient workers. The staff must be drawn from the following areas:

  • Critical Care Units
  • Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Departments
  • COVID-19 Medical Units
  • Code Blue Teams and rapid response teams
  • General internal medicine and other specialists involved in the direct care of COVID-19 positive patients

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Patient-facing health care workers involved in the COVID-19 response:

  • COVID-19 Assessment Centers, including Mobile Testing Teams
  • COVID-19 vaccine clinics and mobile immunization teams
  • COVID-19 Isolation Centers
  • COVID-19 Laboratory Services

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Medical First Responders

  • ORNGE, paramedics, firefighters and police providing medical first response

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Patient-facing community health care workers serving specialized populations including:

  • Needle exchange/syringe programs & supervised consumption and treatment services
  • Aboriginal Health Access Centers, Indigenous Community Health Centers, Indigenous Interprofessional Primary Care Teams, and Indigenous Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics
  • Community Health Centers serving disproportionally affected communities and/or communities experiencing highest burden of health, social and economic impacts from COVID-19
  • Home and community care health care workers caring for recipients of chronic homecare and seniors in congregate living facilities or providing hands-on care to COVID-19 patients.

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Frontline healthcare workers working in hospital inpatient settings and hospital procedural areas, including surgical care, anesthesia, obstetrics, endoscopy, operating rooms, dialysis, imaging, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Frontline healthcare workers in the following outpatient and ambulatory areas:

  • Hospital-based outpatient clinics
  • Primary care, including walk-in clinics, community health centres, and nurse-practitioner-led clinics
  • Home and community care
  • Adult day programs for seniors
  • Community Based Specialty clinics, including medical and surgical specialties
  • Death investigation professionals
  • Dentistry
  • Gynecology/obstetrics, midwifery, and birth centres
  • Contract nursing agencies
  • Pharmacies
  • Assisted living, group homes, residential facilities, supportive housing
  • Correctional settings
  • Hospices and palliative care settings
  • Shelters

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Laboratory services

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560

(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Frontline healthcare workers in the following outpatient and ambulatory areas, including:

  • Developmental services
  • Mental health and addictions services
  • Campus health
  • Community diagnostic imaging
  • Daycare / school nursing
  • Dietary / nutrition
  • Independent health facilities (e.g., Opticians/Optometry, Podiatry, Audiology)
  • Naturopathy / Holistic care
  • Social work
  • Sexual health clinics

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560

(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Frontline healthcare workers in the following non-acute rehabilitation and therapy areas, including:

  • Chiropractic
  • Chronic pain clinics
  • Kinesiology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Registered massage therapy
  • Acupuncture, other therapy

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560

(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Public health

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560

(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

Non-Frontline health care workers (e.g., those working remotely, in administration, and who do not require PPE to work).

*A username and password is required. You will receive this information directly from your employer.

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca
Use option 3. Eligible Occupations

Phone: 226-289-3560
(8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday)

 

Second-Dose Schedule

Consistent with provincial direction and to maximize the number of individuals benefiting from a first dose of vaccine, the second dose of vaccine will be delayed for most recipients

Given the scarce vaccine supply, the Province has directed the following:

  • All second doses for the following individuals will be delivered at the intervals described in the product monographs:
    • Residents of long-term care, retirement and First Nations elder care homes.
    • Indigenous people living on reserve.
    • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplants).
    • Individuals with malignant hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignant solid tumors receiving active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy), excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal therapy or radiation therapy.
  • All second-doses for all other groups will be scheduled at 112 days after their first dose.
 

When will it be my turn to be vaccinated?

There is a limited supply of vaccine currently. As such, the province of Ontario has identified key populations that will receive the vaccine first. The province has developed a Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan, which has three phases.

As more supply becomes available in Phase 3 of the Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan, Ontario will begin offering vaccines to the general public. This will likely not be for some time. Learn more →

How is vaccine delivery prioritized?
For information on how vaccine delivery is prioritized, please visit:

Local vaccine prioritization
For information about local eligibility, please read the latest update from the COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Advisory Committee.


Pharmacies Delivering Vaccinations (Adults 40+)

AstraZeneca is now available for adults 40 years and over at pharmacy locations in London and Middlesex County. When you’re eligible, get the shot that’s offered to you first! All COVID-19 vaccines available in Ontario are safe, effective and approved by Health Canada.

Book an appointment
To make an appointment, please contact the pharmacy directly.

Click here to find a participating pharmacy

 
 

AstraZeneca Info Chart

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Additional FAQs

Where will my vaccination occur?

Vaccinations are delivered in London and Middlesex County in three ways:

Mobile Teams

Middlesex-London Health Unit has partnered with the Middlesex-London Paramedic Services to develop mobile teams. 

Vaccination Clinics

Vaccination Clinics are currently operating at the Western Fair Agriplex and the North London Optimist Community Centre in London and the Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges. For clinic information, please visit: https://covidvaccinelm.ca/Location

An additional future site has been announced at the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre in London.

Pharmacies

Select pharmacies will be offering the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over. For a list of participating pharmacies, please visit: COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations. Book directly through the pharmacy, either through calling them or using their online booking system, if available.

 
Date of creation: February 18, 2021
Last modified on: April 21, 2021