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Vaccine clinics in Algoma

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Safe and effective vaccines will help protect us against COVID-19. Learn about them and when they will be available in Ontario for you and your family

 

This page will be updated frequently. Please check back often

 

Follow along with our COVID-19 Immunization Tracker as we provide regular up-to-date data on Algoma's COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

 

If you have questions specifically related to the vaccine itself you can call Ontario’s Vaccine Information phone line: 1-888-999-6488

 


Who is currently eligible to receive vaccines in Algoma?   
(as of April 8, 2021)

 

Additional priority-based populations will be added as more vaccine supply becomes available to the community

 

  • Adults 70+ and older and priority-based populations (any clinic dates)

  • NEW! Adults 65+ and older (book for a clinic on April 24th onward)

  • NEW! Adults 60+ and older (book for a clinic on May 8th onward)

  • NEW! Education workers who provide direct daily support to students with special education needs.

    You must 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

  • Indigenous adults (18+ and household members)  (First Nations, Metis, Inuit)

  • Staff and essential caregivers in long-term care, retirement homes and other congregate care settings for seniors (e.g. assisted living)

  • Healthcare workers as identified in the Ministry of Health's Guidance on Health Care Worker Prioritization 

  • Faith leaders who provide:
    • 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/long-term care homes/retirement homes or other vulnerable settings. 

  • Adult recipients of chronic home care

 

 

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NOTE: If you are eligible for COVID-19 immunization, and have one of the conditions below, please speak with your treating health care provider BEFORE attending your immunization appointment.

 

  • pregnancy
  • breastfeeding
  • have an autoimmune condition or are immunocompromised due to disease or treatment*

 

*If you see a Rheumatologist, in order to make sure the COVID-19 vaccines offer as much protection from the COVID-19 virus as possible, the following is recommended from the Rheumatology Department of the Algoma District Medical Group:

 

1)  If you have vasculitis (giant cell arteritis/ANCA vasculitis/Wegener's/Takayasu) or severe lupus (with vasculitis/heart/lung problems associated with lupus), please contact your Rheumatologist for recommendations before getting  the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

2) If you are on a Rituximab (or Ruxience), Cyclophosphamide,  Abatacept (Orencia),or a Jak inhibitor (Rinvoq, Xeljanz), please contact your Rheumatologist for recommendations before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

3) If you are on Methotrexate for your arthritis, you may contact your primary care provider (doctor, nurse practitioner) for recommendations before getting the COVID-19 vaccine

 

Where is my nearest clinic?  

 

Vaccinations are being administered across Algoma, book your appointment at any available clinic or find a clinic near you

 

When will it be my turn to be vaccinated?

 

The province of Ontario has identified key populations that will receive the vaccine first. The province has developed a Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan.

 

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

 


 

Clinics By Region 

 

Learn who is currently eligible to book their appointment. 

 

Walk-ins appointments are not available. 

Do not go directly to a vaccination clinic without a confirmed appointment. You will not receive a vaccination without an appointment.

 

At this time, these clinics are not providing appointments for 2nd doses.

  

  • Only call if you are currently eligible to receive your vaccination
  • Please follow the instructions at the clinic nearest you
  • Proof of eligibility will be required when booking your appointment and when attending the clinic (i.e. government-issued ID, employee ID, status card, Métis citizenship card, beneficiary card or self-identification)
  • You may bring one support person with you, only people with booked appointments will be immunized.

 

 Select from four (4) available regions:  

 

Sault Ste. Marie & Area

Sault Ste. Marie & Area

Available clinics by municipality 

Do you receive chronic home care and are homebound?

APH has a list of Algoma's adult recipients of chronic home care who have been identified as homebound by their home care agency. We are working with partners to develop a mobile immunization strategy, and will be contacting homebound adults who receive chronic home care to offer immunization.


Please note that at this time, for eligible people who are mobile, the fastest way to access immunization is at a local clinic site.

 

 

 

Pharmacies Offering Vaccinations

The following pharmacies are offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals aged 55+ at this time.

 

Elliot Lake & Area
North Algoma
Central & East Algoma

 

 

 

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
(as of April 8, 2021)

 

The vaccine eligibility outlined below applies to regions within Algoma only. 

 

The following people are eligible to receive the first dose of the vaccine. Once you become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination, you will remain eligible until all vaccinations are administered across Algoma. 


 

Age-Based Populations include:

 

 

Adults 70+ years and older (any clinic dates)

 

  • Born in 1951 or earlier 

 

Adults 65+ and older (book for a clinic on April 24th onward)

  • Born in 1956 or earlier

 

Adults 60+ and older (book for a clinic on May 8th onward)

  • Born in 1961 or earlier 

 


 

Priority-based Populations include:

 

Education workers who provide direct daily support to students with special education needs

 

  • You must meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • 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

 

 

Indigenous adults (18+ and household members) (First Nations, Metis, Inuit)

 

  • Born in 2003 or earlier

 

Residents, staff, and essential caregivers associated with long-term care, retirement homes and other congregate care settings

 

  • Long-term care and retirement home residents.

  • 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 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.)

  • Congregate care settings for seniors (e.g. assisted living)

 

Faith Leaders

 

Who provide:

 

  • 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/long-term care homes/retirement homes or other vulnerable settings

 

Adult chronic home care residents

 

 

Highest Priority Health Care Workers

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Where a health sector has been named, all workers in that sector are included (e.g. including 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. 

 

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

 

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

 

Medical First Responders

 

  • Includes ORNGE, paramedics, and firefighters, or police officers providing medical first response

 

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 in the community

 

 

Very High Priority Health Care Workers

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Where a health sector has been named, all workers in that sector are included (e.g. including 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. 

 

Acute care and other hospital settings

 

  • Patient care areas not included in highest priority (e.g. surgical care, obsetrics)

 

Health Care Workers in Congregate settings

 

  • Assisted living
  • Correctional settings
  • Residential facilities
  • Hospices and palliative care settings
  • Shelters
  • Supportive housing (outside of Highest Priority level)

 

Community care with high risk of exposure and serving specialized patient populations

 

  • Community Health Centers
  • Home and community care (outside of the Highest Priority Level)
  • Adult programs for seniors

 

Other health care services for Indigenous populations

 

  • Community agencies with patient-facing providers delivering any type of health services to First Nations communities and Indigenous Peoples that are not captured in Highest Priority

 

Community care with high risk of exposure and serving the general population

 

  • Birth centres
  • Community-based Specialists
  • Death investigation professionals
  • Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
  • Gynecology/obstetrics
  • Midwifery
  • Nurse practitioner-led clinics/contract nursing agencies
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Pharmacies
  • Primary Care
  • Respirology (Respiratory Therapy)
  • Walk-in clinics
  • Medical transport

 

Laboratory Services

 

 

 

High Priority Health Care Workers

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Where a health sector has been named, all workers in that sector are included (e.g. including 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. 

 

Community care with lower risk of exposure and serving special populations

 

  • Health care providers in developmental services
  • Mental Health and addictions services

 

Community care with lower risk of exposure and serving general population

 

  • Campus Health
  • Community diagnostic imaging
  • Daycare/school nursing
  • Dietary/nutrition
  • Independent health facilities
    • Opticians/Optometry
    • Podiatry/Chiropody
    • Audiology
    • Medical and surgical specialists
    • Pedorthists
    • Denturists
  • Non-acute rehabilitation and therapy
    • Chiropractic
    • Chronic pain clinics
    • Kinesiology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychology
    • Psychotherapy
    • Registered massage therapy
    • Acupuncture
    • Other therapy
  • Public Health

  

 

Moderate Priority Health Care Workers

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Where a health sector has been named, all workers in that sector are included (e.g. including 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. 

 

Non-Frontline health care workers 

 

  • Those working remotely and who do not require PPE to work


Last updated: April 8, 2021