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COVID-19 vaccination appointment instructions for EOHU residents

With the completion of vaccination for residents in long-term care and retirement homes, the EOHU is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments by invitation only for staff and essential caregivers of long-term care and retirement homes, and health care workers of the highest and very high priority level in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidance on health care worker prioritization.

Vaccine appointments are NOW being scheduled BY INVITATION ONLY for:

  • Recipients of chronic home care who are 80 years of age and older
    • If you fall within this group, you will receive an automated robocall informing you that you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Rest assured, these are legitimate robocalls.
    • Listen carefully to the message to learn how you can book an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted, so you must follow the instructions provided to book your appointment.
    • If you are unable to physically go to a clinic, arrangements will be made with your home care provider to ensure that you can be vaccinated.
    • Consult with your primary care provider to discuss any medical concerns. Learn about how to prepare for your appointment, including what to bring.

Scheduling vaccine appointments will soon extend to:

  • Individuals 80 years of age and older (born in 1941 or earlier, by year of birth)
  • Adult recipients of chronic home care
  • Indigenous adults living off-reserve

If you have a family member or provide care to someone who falls within one of the groups listed above, please encourage them to get vaccinated. Vaccines are by APPOINTMENT ONLY for eligible individuals and may be made by an individual or their caregiver; walk-in appointments are not available.

Vaccine clinics will be available across the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry; the United Counties of Prescott-Russell; and the City of Cornwall. Locations will be confirmed upon booking an appointment.

Scheduling an Appointment

The EOHU expects that by mid-March, eligible individuals will be able to make an appointment using our online tool. The health unit will be updating this section of their website as they obtain more information to share about scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible individuals. Please continue to check back regularly.

If you, or the individual you are booking for, do not fall within one of the groups listed above, please do NOT try to schedule an appointment. The online tool and phone lines must be kept available for those who are eligible to book an appointment. The EOHU is requesting everyone’s collaboration and continued patience as we undertake this enormous vaccination effort.

Family members or informal caretakers of eligible individuals cannot book appointments for themselves at this time however may attend the clinic appointment with the eligible individual as a support person. Eligible individuals who are not able to access the online tool will be able to call to schedule an appointment. When it is available, the number to call will be shared here. Please continue to check back regularly. When you call, please have your health card on hand.

Individuals should consult their healthcare provider as needed beforehand.