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How to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Children born between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2016 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination appointment bookings are now available. Learn more →

 

Hours for Mass Vaccination Clinics

Book your appointment at www.covidvaccinelm.ca to get your first dose, second dose, or your booster dose / third dose, when you are eligible.

Western Fair District Agriplex
ADDRESS: 845 Florence St., London, ON, N5W 6G6
OPEN: Seven day a week, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges

ADDRESS: 565 Lions Park Drive, Mount Brydges, ON, N0L 1W0

OPEN: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


How to get your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

In Ontario, anyone born in 2016 or earlier is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

*Please note: Children born between 2010 and 2016 must book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment at least 14 days before or after receiving another vaccine (e.g. flu vaccine).

Option 1: Book an appointment at a mass vaccination clinic

Onlinewww.covidvaccinelm.ca - Use option 1 ("Book/re-book an appointment") then option 1 ("Book a first dose")
Phone: 226-289-3560 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week)

Important information
You must have been born in 2016 or earlier to be eligibile for the COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of your date of birth will be required when you arrive for your appointment.

*Please note: at this time, children born between 2010 and 2016 can only receive their COVID-19 vaccine in Middlesex-London at a mass vaccination clinic or their primary care provider, if available. They cannot receive their COVID-19 vaccinations at pharmacies or walk-in pop-up clinics.

Option 2: Walk-in Pop-up Community Clinics

The Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine is available to anyone born in 2009 or earlier and the Moderna Spikevax vaccine is available to anyone 18 years of age or older.

No appointment necessary (just walk-in)

No health card required, but please bring it if you have one

See the pop-up clinic dates, times and locations →


How to get your second dose 

Timelines for receiving your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • 56 days (8 weeks) after your first dose if you received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax)

Important information:

  • If you receive your COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination clinic in London and Middlesex County, your second dose appointment will be booked at the time of your first dose appointment.
  • Vaccine appointments can only be booked up to four weeks in advance. If you are not eligible to receive your second dose within the next four weeks, please try back closer to your second dose interval date. The online booking system will inform you when you can book your appointment.
  • The mRNA vaccines are considered interchangeable for those who are 18 years of age or older. Depending upon the vaccine availability, you may receive a different mRNA vaccine for your second dose than you received for your first. Learn more →

Option 1: Book an appointment at a mass vaccination clinic 

If you received a first dose of vaccine in a mass vaccination or walk-in pop-up community clinic, pharmacy, or primary care setting in London and Middlesex County:

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca - Use option 1 ("Book/re-book an appointment") then option 2 ("Book or re-book a second dose")
Phone: 226-289-3560 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week)
If you received a first dose of vaccine in another region, province, or country and need to book a second dose:
Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca - Use option 1 ("Book/re-book an appointment") then option 2 ("Book or re-book a second dose")
Phone: 226-289-3560 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week)
*If you received your first dose outside of Ontario, make sure to have your documented proof of vaccination before you call. Learn more →
Option 2: Walk-in Pop-up Community Clinics

The Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine will be available to anyone born in 2009 or earlier and the Moderna Spikevax vaccine will be available to anyone aged 18 or older.

No appointment is necessary (just walk-in)

No health card required, but please bring it if you have one

For a list of pop-up clinic dates, times and locations, please visit www.healthunit.com/pop-up-vaccination-clinics


Who is eligible for a booster dose / third dose of COVID-19 vaccine?

Please review the eligible groups below carefully. NOTE: At this time, individuals who are eligible for a booster dose / third dose are only able to book an appointment based on the required interval between their second dose and booster dose / third dose. To book your appointment, please visit www.covidvaccinelm.ca.

Groups eligible for a booster dose

Time between second dose and booster dose What to bring to your appointment

Adults 70 years of age or older

If you were born in 1951 or earlier, you are eligible for a booster dose.

At least 6 months (24 weeks) Health card or another piece of identification. This can be any form of identification that confirms your identity and date of birth

Health Care Workers

  • Any regulated health professionals and any staff member, contract worker, student/trainee, registered volunteer, or other designated essential caregiver currently working in-person in a health care organization, including workers that are not providing direct patient and are frequently in the patient environments (i.e. cleaning staff, research staff, other administrative staff).
  • Workers providing healthcare service or direct patient service in a congregate, residential, or community setting outside of a health care organization.
  • ALL hospital and acute care staff including
  • ALL patient-facing health care workers/staff involved in the COVID-19 response
  • Medical First Responders
  • Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings
  • Home and community health care workers, providing in-person care

See the full list of health care workers eligible for booster doses →

At least 6 months (24 weeks)

Proof of employment (badge, pay stub)

Health card or another piece of identification. This can be any form of identification that confirms your identity and date of birth

Residents of Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, Elder Care Lodges, and older adults living in other congregate settings (e.g. assisted-living facilities, chronic care hospitals, naturally occurring congregate retirement settings/congregate senior's apartment buildings, older adults living in congregate settings for people with developmental disabilities. mental health and addictions issues, etc.).

At least 6 months (24 weeks)

Proof of address

Health card or another piece of identification. This can be any form of identification that confirms your identity and date of birth

First Nations, Inuit and Métis adults, including non-Indigenous household members

At least 6 months (24 weeks) Health card or another piece of identification. This can be any form of identification that confirms your identity and date of birth

Individuals who received two doses of AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine

or

Individuals who received one dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

At least 6 months (24 weeks) Health card or another piece of identification. This can be any form of identification that confirms your identity and date of birth

Individuals who received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada

*Note: the booster dose must be an mRNA vaccine authorized for use by Health Canada.

If you have received any doses of COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario or Canada, please submit them to the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Learn how →

To see if you’re considered fully vaccinated in Ontario, please click here.

At least 28 days (4 weeks)

Proof of previous vaccines if you have not yet had them entered in Ontario.

Health card or another piece of identification. This can be any form of identification that confirms your identity and date of birth.

Groups eligible for a third dose

Time between second and third dose

What to bring to your appointment

Health conditions - Individuals who are immunocompromised

If you believe you are eligible to receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine due to one of the health conditions below, please contact your health care provider.

  • Individuals receiving active treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapies. immunotherapy) for solid tumour or hematologic malignancies.
  • Recipients of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy).
  • Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Individuals with stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Individuals receiving active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies3 (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids (refer to the CIG for suggested definition of high dose steroids), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive (see the full list here under Table 1).
At least 2 months (8 weeks)

A completed patient referral form from your healthcare provider or a relevant prescription or pill bottle.

Health card or another piece of identification. This can be any form of identification that confirms your identity and date of birth.

Book your booster dose or third dose appointment

To book your appointment, please visit www.covidvaccinelm.ca. NOTE: At this time, individuals who are eligible for a booster dose / third dose are only able to book an appointment based on the required interval between their second dose and booster dose / third dose. Please see the table above for details.

Book your appointment online →

List of Health Care Workers Eligible for Booster Doses

Regulated health professionals and any staff member, contract worker, student/trainee, registered volunteer, or other designated essential caregivers currently working in-person in a health care organization, including workers that are not providing direct patient care and are frequently in the patient environment (i.e. cleaning staff, research staff, other administrative staff) are included in the below:

ALL hospital and acute care staff including:

  • Critical Care Units, Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Departments, COVID-19 Medical Units. Code Blue Teams. rapid response teams
  • General internal medicine and other specialists, Surgical care, Obstetrics

ALL patient-facing health care workers/staff involved in the COVID-19 response:

  • COVID-19 Specimen Collection Centers, COVID-19 Isolation Centers
  • Mobile Testing Teams, COVID-19 Laboratory Services, Teams supporting outbreak response (e.g., IPAC teams supporting outbreak management, inspectors in the patient environment)
  • COVID-19 vaccine clinics and mobile immunization teams
  • Current members of Ontario's Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT)

Medical First Responders

  • ORNGE, paramedics. firefighters providing medical first response, police and special constables providing medical first response as part of their regular duties

Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings

  • Assisted living, correctional settings, shelters, LTCHs/RHs, supportive housing, hospices and palliative care settings, etc.

Home and community health care workers, providing in-person care, including:

  • Needle exchange/syringe programs and supervised consumption and treatment services
  • Indigenous health care service providers including but not limited to: Aboriginal Health Access Centers, Indigenous Community Health Centers, Indigenous lnterprofessional Primary Care Teams, and Indigenous Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics
  • Community health centres, chronic homecare, birth centres, dentistry and dental hygiene, Pharmacies, Primary care, Walk-in clinics, gynecology/obstetrics, Midwifery, Nurse practitioner-led clinics/Contract nursing agencies, Otolaryngology (ENT), medical and surgical specialties, medical transport, laboratory services, independent health facilities, health care providers in developmental services, mental health and addictions services
  • Health care workers in schools/daycare/campus, sexual health clinics, community diagnostic imaging, dietary/nutrition. audiology, naturopathy, holistic care. chiropractic, chronic pain clinics, kinesiology/physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, acupuncture, registered massage therapy, psychotherapy, social work, public health
 

Before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Before your appointment

On the day of your appointment

  • Screen yourself for COVID-19.
  • DO NOT ATTEND if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days. You will be screened for COVID-19 at the door.
  • If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call 226-289-3560.
  • Wear a short sleeve shirt or a shirt with sleeves that roll up easily.
  • If you regularly take medication, you should continue and eat meals as usual. Make sure to eat and drink water before coming to the clinic to prevent feeling faint or dizzy while being vaccinated.
  • Bring your health card or an alternate piece of identification to your appointment and have it ready to show when you arrive at the clinic. This can be any form of identification that confirms your identity. A health card is not required to be vaccinated, but if you do have a health card, please bring it with you to your appointment.
  • Please only proceed to the entrance of the vaccination clinic 10 minutes before your appointment time.
  • You must wear a mask when entering the clinic site. If you do not have a mask, you will be provided one upon entry.
  • Once inside the clinic, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and asked to follow all COVID-19 public health guidelines including masking, hand hygiene, and physical distancing.
  • Washrooms are available on site.

Personal Support

  • If you require assistance related to any mobility, visual, hearing or cognitive concern, your support person may attend the appointment with you. They will need to pass a COVID-19 screening questionnaire when you arrive at the vaccination clinic. They cannot receive the vaccine unless they are also eligible and have an appointment.

Questions, concerns and cancelling your appointment:

Please call 226-289-3560 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday) if you:

  • Did not receive an email confirming your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
  • Did not receive appointment information for your next dose.
  • If you cannot book or re-book an appointment online.
  • If you are unable to cancel an appointment online.

Cancelling a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Option 1 - Cancel online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca - Use Gate 2: I need to cancel my appointment

Option 2 - Cancel by email: covidcancel@mlhu.on.ca and provide the following information:

  • First and last name of the person holding the appointment
  • Email address OR cell phone number used to book the appointment
  • Date, time and location of appointment needing to be cancelled

*Provide the above information for each person/appointment being cancelled

Option 3 - Cancel by phone: call the MLHU appointment cancellation line:

  • 226-289-3560, 9:00AM to 5:00PM , Monday to Sunday.

Pharmacies Delivering Vaccinations 

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for individuals born in 2009 or earlier at pharmacy locations in Ontario.

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

At this time, if you received your first dose at a pharmacy and have questions about your second dose, please contact directly the pharmacy where you received your first dose.

Click here to find a participating pharmacy

Update on the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine

On May 11, 2021, the Government of Ontario paused administration of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. Learn more →

 
Date of creation: February 18, 2021
Last modified on: November 23, 2021