Novel Coronavirus

Algoma Public Health

Appointment Booking Eligibility

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Safe and effective vaccines will help protect us against COVID-19


COVID-19 vaccines are currently free and available to all individuals 6 months and older. 


High-risk groups are recommended to receive an additional COVID-19 booster if it has been at least 6 months since their last dose or confirmed COVID-19 infection.


High-risk groups consist of:

  • Individuals aged 65 years and older;
  • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges, and other congregate living settings for seniors;
  • Individuals aged 18 years and older living in a congregate care setting for people with complex medical care needs;
  • Pregnant individuals;
  • Individuals aged 18 years and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised; and
  • Individuals aged 55 years and older who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis and their non-Indigenous household members aged 55 years and older.


All individuals 5 years old and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster 6 months after their last dose or previous COVID-19 infection if they have not yet received a booster dose since September 1st onwards.


All Out of Province vaccines must be reported to Algoma Public Health and entered into the provincial system prior to booking an appointment for the bivalent booster dose.