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How to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Get vaxxed! It’s the most important thing we can all do to protect ourselves and our community from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Questions or concerns about your vaccine 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 your second-dose appointment information.
  • If you cannot book or re-book online at www.covidvaccinelm.ca

How to access your vaccine receipt
After receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, a receipt will be sent via email. If you did not receive an email confirming your first dose or second dose of vaccine, please click here to access your vaccination receipt through the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal.

NOTE: you will need your date of birth, postal code and health card information in order to access your vaccination receipt online. You can only access your vaccination receipt through the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal if you have a green Ontario Health Card and presented the card at the time of your vaccination.

If you do not have a green Ontario Health Card or used another form of identification (e.g. Driver’s License) at the time of vaccination, or if you have questions or concerns about your vaccine receipt, please call 226-289-3560 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday).


Hours for Mass Vaccination Clinics

Book your appointment at www.covidvaccinelm.ca or walk-in to get your first or second dose.

Western Fair District Agriplex
OPEN: Thursday to Monday, 11AM to 6PM (walk-ins welcome)
CLOSED: Tuesday and Wednesday
Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges

NEW HOURS: Starting Tuesday, September 28

Starting Tuesday, September 28, the vaccination clinic at Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges will only be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9AM and 3PM. The clinic will also shift to walk-ins only.

OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday, 9AM to 3PM (walk-ins welcome)

CLOSED: Sunday and Monday

How to get your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

In Ontario, anyone born in 2009 or earlier is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Option 1: Book an appointment at a mass vaccination clinic
  • Online: www.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., Monday to Sunday)

Important information
You must be 11-years-old turning 12 before the end of the year to be eligibile for the COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of your date of birth will be required when you arrive for your appointment.

Option 2: Walk-in at a mass vaccination clinic

Walk-ins are now welcomed at mass vaccination clinics in London and Middlesex County for individuals to receive their first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

  • The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone born in 2009 or earlier and the Moderna vaccine available to anyone 18+.
  • See the walk-in clinic hours →

Option 3: Walk-in Pop-up Community Clinics

  • The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone born in 2009 or earlier and the Moderna vaccine available to anyone 18+.
  • No appointment necessary (just walk-in)
  • No health card required
  • 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:

  • 28 days after your first dose if you received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), or
  • 56 days (8 weeks) after your first dose if you received AstraZeneca

Important information:

  • The Pfizer vaccine will be available to anyone born in 2009 or earlier at all mass vaccination and walk-in pop-up community clinics in London and Middlesex County and the Moderna vaccine will be available to anyone 18+.
  • Vaccine appointments can only be booked up to 4 weeks in advance. If it’s not yet time for your second dose within the next 4 weeks, please try back closer to your second dose interval date. The online booking system will inform of when you can book your appointment.
  • The mRNA vaccines are considered interchangeable. 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 clinic 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., Monday to Sunday)

If you received a first dose of vaccine in a 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., Monday to Sunday)
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., Monday to Sunday)
    *If you received your first dose outside of Ontario, make sure to have your documented proof of vaccination before you call. Learn more →
If you received a first dose of AstraZeneca and would like an mRNA as 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., Monday to Sunday)
Option 2: Walk-in at a mass vaccination clinic

Walk-ins are now welcomed at mass vaccination clinics in London and Middlesex County for individuals to receive their first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

  • The Pfizer vaccine will be available to anyone born in 2009 or earlier and the Moderna vaccine will be available to anyone 18+.
  • See the walk-in clinic hours →
Option 3: Walk-in Pop-up Community Clinics
  • The Pfizer vaccine will be available to anyone born in 2009 or earlier and the Moderna vaccine will be available to anyone 18+.
  • No appointment necessary (just walk-in)
  • No health card required
  • For a list of pop-up clinic dates, times and locations, please visit www.healthunit.com/pop-up-vaccination-clinics

Third Dose Eligibility

In Ontario, individuals may be eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine in two scenarios:

  1. Those who meet the criteria outlined by the province for having the highest risk of adverse health outcomes.
  2. Those who received COVID-19 vaccines outside of Canada and don't meet the Ontario Government's criteria for being fully vaccinated.

1. Third Dose Eligibility Due to High-Risk of Adverse Health Outcomes

On August 17, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced that third doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to individuals at highest-risk of adverse health outcomes. Learn more →

Third Dose Eligibility Criteria (Health Conditions & Residents of High-Risk Congregate Settings) Time between Second and Third Dose

Individuals receiving active treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for solid tumour or hematologic malignancies

At least 2 months

Recipients of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy

At least 2 months

Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)

At least 2 months

Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

At least 2 months

Individuals with stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those withacquired immunodeficiency syndrome

At least 2 months

Individuals receiving active treatment with the following categories of
immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies2 (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.

At least 2 months

Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges

At least 5 months

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

If you are a resident of one of the above listed high-risk congregate settings, you will be contacted by the institution in which you reside with more information.

2. Third Dose Eligibility for Individuals Who Received COVID-19 Vaccines Outside of Canada and Don't Meet the Ontario Government's Criteria for Being Fully Vaccinated

On September 15, 2021, the Provincial Government updated the criteria for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ontario. Now, in Ontario, an individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received:

  • The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines, or;
  • One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or;
  • Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada and the final dose was received at least 14 days ago.

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 →

Third Dose Eligibility Criteria (Individuals who received COVID-19 vaccines outside of Canada and don't meet the Ontario Government's criteria for being fully vaccinated) Time between Second and Third Dose

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

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

At least 28 days

How to cancel a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

If you need to cancel a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a mass vaccination clinic in London and Middlesex County, please follow the directions below.

To cancel a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:

Online: www.covidvaccinelm.ca - Use option 2 ("Cancel an appointment")
Phone: Call 226-289-3560 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday)
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

 

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.

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

*The Government of Ontario has accelerated the second dose for individuals who received AstraZeneca as their first vaccine from 12 weeks to eight weeks. Learn more →

 
Date of creation: February 18, 2021
Last modified on: September 24, 2021