In response to the Provincial direction to allow all individuals 80+ to book their second dose early, and those 12 and older eligible to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Grey Bruce Health Unit will now primarily use the Provincial Booking System for most first vaccine appointments.
To review the provincial announcements in detail, please visit:
The Local Booking system will continue to be used for focused, specialized clinics as well as some second dose clinics. These focused clinics include (but are not limited to):
In addition, the province announced on May 28, that people over the age of 80 will be eligible to book their second dose of vaccine as of Monday, May 31st, through the provincial booking system. This means that those over 80+ years of age can now get their second dose, prior to the 16-week interval originally in place.
The provincial announcement on May 28th also identified that those ages 12-25 are eligible to book a shortened interval of 56 days, as of May 31, 2021. If you are in this age group, and have already received your first dose of the vaccine, you can review your confirmation email from the Province and log in to the Provincial website using your health card and personal information on or after May 31, 2021. If you do not have access to email, you can call the provincial booking line at 1-888-999-6488 for assistance. You are then able to change your 2nd dose appointment to match the 56 day timeframe. You must do this, or else your automatically booked second appointment will remain at the 16 week interval.
For those that received their vaccine through the local booking system, and based on the timelines listed above, you will also be able to book your second dose through the provincial system starting Monday, May 31. Do not try to book your second dose prior to the timelines above.
Please note: There may not be any available appointments immediately. More clinics will be added each week. As we receive more vaccine, more clinics will be added.
More Pharmacies are providing the vaccine as well. They offer the vaccine with the same intervals. An interactive map is available on the Grey Bruce Health Unit website at:
For Information on Vaccines in Grey and Bruce, please visit:
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