Check out this great video to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Booking your appointment online:
You can book your vaccine appointment through the provincial online booking portal if you:
- are 50 years or older in this calendar year
- individuals with high-risk health conditions
- group one of workers who cannot work from home
- individuals who previously were only able to book through Timiskaming Health Unit
- have a green Ontario photo health card (OHIP) (expired cards will be accepted)
- have an email address or cell phone number
- have a modern web browser such as Chrome or Firefox (the booking site is not compatible with Internet Explorer 11 or earlier versions)
Booking online NOW: covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
If you need assistance to book your appointment:
Call 866-747-4305, Ext. 6
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Booking your appointment by phone:
Call the Timiskaming Health Unit if you:
- Do not have access to the internet or a computer or have not been able to complete your booking online due to technical difficulties
- Have a red and white health card
- Do not have an Ontario health card
- Are Indigenous or Healthcare worker
- Essential worker
The vaccine is free. You will not be asked for your Social Insurance number or credit card number over the phone.
Manage Your Appointment(s)
To Reschedule or Cancel your existing appointment(s) you will need to enter the Email Address or Mobile Phone Number used at the time of booking and the Booking Confirmation Code you received after successfully booking your appointments. Visit: https://vaccine.covaxonbooking.ca/manage
Upon receiving your vaccination booking invitation use the following tips to complete your booking.
Please note the following information to help you complete your online booking:
- Booking invitation email sometimes ends up going to junk mail so please check it if you haven’t received one.
- Booking invitation email invite looks like image below.
- Personal invitation codes, event ID and health card number are what is required for eligible people to complete their online booking including selecting location, dates/times for appointments.
- TIP: only use the 10 digit code on your health card number - no letters
- Booking is complete when you have scheduled their first and second doses and made it to the screen that says "your appointment has been successfully booked" with a confirmation number.
- Need a modern web browser such as Chrome or Firefox (the booking site is not compatible with Internet Explorer 11 or earlier versions)
Please use the online system: covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
Need help getting to a clinic? Visit our Timiskaming Connections page for more information.
We are now accepting registrations for COVID-19 vaccine standby lists for upcoming clinics. Please register here ONLY if you meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
- Age 45 - 49, please register here to be on our standby list: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/clinicstandby
- ALL pregnant individuals are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. (Recommendation from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) to prioritize pregnant individuals for COVID-19 vaccination.) Please call 866 -747-4305, ext 6 to make your vaccine appointment. Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. OR register here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBZ7FSB.
Please do not call the health unit. If appointments become available, we will contact eligible people by telephone.
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.
The pace at which the Timiskaming Health Unit can move through the priority groups depends on the amount of vaccine received locally and the number of individuals in each group. See Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to learn more about the priority groupings and Ontario's Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to learn more about the ethical principles that guide the COVID-19 vaccine prioritization.
Due to increased supply, the government has developed an anticipated schedule to expand eligibility to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine throughout May, with individuals aged 18 and older expected to be eligible to book through the provincial booking system as early as the week of May 24, 2021.
Who is currently eligible to receive vaccines in Timiskaming?
Additional priority-based populations will be added as more vaccine supply becomes available to the community:
- Adults 50 and older
- High-risk congregate settings (such as shelters, community living)
- Individuals with highest and high risk chronic conditions and their eligible caregivers
- Education workers who provide direct daily support to students with special education needs as identified by school boards.
- Indigenous adults (18+) (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
- Mine Rescue Personnel
- All pregnant individuals
- Individuals With At-Risk Chronic Conditions
- Individuals experiencing homelessness
- Essential Frontline Workers Who Cannot Work From Home
- Elementary/secondary school workers (including educators, custodial, school bus drivers, administrative staff)
- Workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, critical infrastructure restoration workers)
- Enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including by-law enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, labour inspectors/WSIB field workers)
- Individuals working in childcare as follows:
- All licensees, employees and students on an educational placement who interact directly with children in licensed childcare centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs
- Licensed home childcare and in-home service providers, employees of a home childcare agency and students on an educational placement
- Foster care agency workers (including customary care providers)
- Food manufacturing and distribution workers
- Agriculture and farm workers
- Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers
- Essential and critical retail workers (including grocery, foodbank, pharmacy, Service Ontario, Service Canada, Passport Canada, wholesalers and general goods, restaurant, LCBO workers)
- Workers in manufacturing industries directly involved in supporting the COVID-19 response, construction (including infrastructure) and other essential businesses and services where facilities are at heightened risk for COVID-19 outbreaks and spread
- Social workers and social services staff who provide in-person client services (including youth justice workers, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program case workers)
- Courts and justice system workers (including probation and parole workers)
- Transportation, warehousing and distribution workers (including public transit workers, truck drivers supporting essential services, marine and rail cargo and maintenance, highway maintenance)
- Electricity (including system operations, generation, transmission, distribution and storage workers)
- Communications infrastructure workers (including cellular, satellite, landline, internet, public safety radio)
- Water and wastewater management workers
- Financial services workers (bank branch staff)
- Veterinarians and veterinary teams
- Waste management workers
Phase 3 - Plannng
Promote launch of provicial phase 3 roll out
- Continue to plan for future community pop ups in other communities.
Next Priority Groups
- Remaining Ontarians over 16 years old who wish to be vaccinated
Number of people who have received their first dose
Number of people fully vaccinated
Total Population (16+)
- Total Timiskaming Health Unit population (16+): 29,885
- Total doses administered: 16,342
- Vaccination data is updated weekly on Thursdays and reflects totals as of end-of-day Wednesday.
- % refers to total population eligible for vaccine, 16+.
- This table includes all doses given in Timiskaming (primary care, pharmacies, THU vaccination clinics)
(Updated on May 6, 2021 at 3:55 p.m.)
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet (Ministry of Ontario)
How Vaccines Are Developed (Government of Canada)