COVID-19 updates
Shedding Light Podcast 3 mo May 11
Grey County Reads -2021


Online booking for COVID-19 vaccination starts Monday beginning with those 80 plus years-old

vaccine bottle

Update Monday, March 15, 2020: The Grey Bruce Health Unit has received reports from individuals unable to use the provincial on-line and toll-free phone line vaccine booking system.

The provincial on-line system does not reflect the current vaccine clinic schedule in Grey Bruce; this may result in errors in appointments being booked.

The provincial phone system defaults to sending clients to the Grey Bruce Health Unit to book appointments. However, the provincial system is not set up to allow the Grey Bruce Health Unit to make appointments and the resulting calls are overwhelming our phone system. Additionally, some callers are being directed to the Simcoe Muskoka 211 Community Connections helpline, which has no information on Grey Bruce. Do not call public health or your healthcare provider for an appointment, even if directed to by the provincial booking operator.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is working with the province to address these issues. Other health units are experiencing similar issues.

Do not call public health or your healthcare provider for an appointment, even if directed to by the provincial booking operator. Once technical issues have been resolved, appointments can be made on-line to or through the provincial toll free number 1-888-999-6488.

Beginning Monday, March 15, those turning 80 this year or older, born 1941 or earlier, will be able to make appointments through the provincial on-line booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations. For those without access to the internet, a toll-free 1-833 number will be release by the province at the same time to manage appointments via telephone.

You don’t need a doctor but you must be in the 80 or older age category. If you are not in this age range, please wait your turn. Appointment availability is based on the prioritization framework from the Province of Ontario. Only call or go online when your age group or specific eligibility is announced. The system will automatically decline the request if it does not meet eligibility requirements.

The number of clinics is based on the supply of vaccine. Initially, the three Hockey Hub mass immunization centres and several smaller community-based clinics will be available to book your appointment based on the availability of the vaccine. More sites will be added to the booking system as larger shipments of vaccine arrive.

Do not call public health or your healthcare provider for an appointment. Appointments can only be made by going online or by calling the toll free number. The booking website and phone number will be available as of Monday March 15. Please keep an eye out to announcements for this website and number. 


Comments are disabled.

At South Grey News, we endeavour to bring you truthful up-to-date local community news in a quick and easy-to-digest format that’s free of political bias. We believe this service is more important today than ever before, as social media has given rise to misinformation, largely unchecked by big corporations who put profits ahead of their responsibilities.

South Grey News does not have the resources of a big corporation. We are a small, locally owned-and-operated organization. Research, analysis and physical attendance at public meetings and community events requires considerable effort. But contributions from readers and advertisers, however big or small, go a long way to helping us deliver positive, open and honest journalism for this community.

Please consider supporting South Grey News with a modest donation and let us know that our efforts are appreciated. Thank you.

Subscribe for FREE to get the latest local news delivered to your email box.


your neighbourhood logo
South Grey News video sponsor
GlobalVu ad - November 2020
ColourPix Tower Ad
South Grey News Subscribe
The Art Map
Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
Bernards Ad July 31
Business Enterprise Centre -
Hello Country ad
Flato - Edgewood Suites - Oct 2020
Matt Webb ad
#StayHome ad 3
Shop Local
Barn Book New
Forests Ontario
Barbara Pearn art site
Ontario Flora Oct 27