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Over 15, 000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments at GFL clinics added in December

Thu, Dec 16, 2021


Algoma Public Health (APH) and local health care partners are pleased to announce over 15,000 new appointments at GFL Memorial Gardens for 3rd doses of the COVID-19 vaccine taking place on the following dates:


  • Sunday, December 19 – Thursday, December 23
  • Monday, December 27
  • Tuesday, December 28
  • Thursday, December 30 

Starting Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., Algoma residents eligible for a 3rd dose are welcome to book an appointment at the new GFL clinic dates.


Algoma residents eligible for a 3rd dose include all people aged 18+, after at least 84 days (3 months) have passed since their second dose


A 3rd dose of vaccine can be lifesaving for older adults and people who have vulnerable health conditions.  Because not everyone 18+ can receive an appointment immediately, we ask all residents to help protect and prioritize fellow community members who are at highest risk.  Please help older adults and vulnerable community members book an early vaccine appointment, so that they can be protected as soon as possible.


Emerging evidence suggests that although two doses of COVID-19 vaccine provide protection against severe disease and hospitalization from Omicron, vaccine effectiveness is reduced against this new variant of concern, and two doses of vaccine no longer provide strong protection against symptomatic infection. This means that people who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine can still be infected with the Omicron strain, and spread the infection to others.



If you can, please book online so that phone lines are available for people who do not have access to the internet or are unable to book online.


  • To book an appointment online, please visit this link and click on ‘book now’ under clinics under Sault Ste. Marie.  
  • To book an appointment by phone, call 705-541-7370 or 1-888-440-3730.  Phone lines will be open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Throughout Algoma, you can continue to search for a Vaccine Clinic in Algomanear you and follow the instructions for available clinics by municipality.


Individuals aged 50+ who have already booked their appointment in January can make an earlier appointment in December.  If you choose to book in an earlier clinic, please remember to cancel your second appointment.



Third doses of COVID-19 vaccine are available from partic­­­­ipating pharmacies



Free transportation is available to access COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Sault Ste. Marie. Call PUC Services at 705-759-6522 once you have an appointment time confirmed and they will help you book safe, free transportation to and from your appointment. Accessible transportation is also available. 



This holiday season, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, please continue to follow all Algoma-wide mandatory public health measures in place:


  1. Anyone who is sick, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others - regardless of whether you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.


  1. Cut back on unnecessary activities where you have unmasked, face-to-face close contact with people you don't live with.  Limit the size and number of social gatherings you have. Do this even if you have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and especially if you have vulnerable health conditions or are not immunized.


  1. Get your COVID-19 vaccine.