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COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like COVID-19.

It is advised that all residents in the general population six months of age and older receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Ontarians aged five and over are recommended to get a COVID-19 booster dose.

All eligible Ontarians aged 12 and over will receive a bivalent vaccine for their booster dose. Bivalent vaccines provide better protection against most recently circulation COVID-19 variants in Ontario.

Click here to visit Ontario’s COVID-19 Booster dose eligibility checker.

Vérificateur d’éligibilité à la dose de rappel.

Local Transportation Options

Residents who require assistance getting to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic can visit this poster to see what local options are available.

  • Six months since your last dose or COVID-19 infections
    • Ontarians aged five and over who are not at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness

 

  • Three months since your last dose or COVID-19 infection
    • Individuals at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness, including:
      • Individuals aged 65 years and older
      • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges, and individuals living in other congregate settings
      • Individuals aged 12 years and older with an underlying medical condition that places them at high risk of severe COVID-19
      • Health care workers
      • Pregnant individuals
      • Adults who identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis and their adult non-Indigenous household members
      • Adults in racialized communities and/or marginalized communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19
      • Individuals who are immunocompromised aged 12 and over, after consultation with your health care provider

Novavax is a vaccine used to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  This protein-based vaccine was authorized for use in Canada in February 2022.  This vaccine can be offered as a primary series and may also be offered as a booster dose with informed consent. **National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) continues to preferentially recommend the use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Novavax (NuvaxovidTM) is available to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older who are not able to receive an mRNA vaccine due to contraindications or not willing to receive an mRNA vaccine.

How to get your Novavax vaccine:

  • In Renfrew County and District, Novavax (NuvaxovidTM) is available by APPOINTMENT ONLY through RCDHU.
  • Please pre-register by calling the Immunization Information line at 613-732-9436 or 1-833-773-0004.

For more information about Novavax (NuvaxovidTM):

Your Enhanced Vaccine Certificate (with the QR code) from your Province/Territory.

 

Residents of Renfrew County and District who received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine out-of-province must submit their proof of vaccination by completing the following form; Out-of-Province COVID-19 Dose Documentation Form and by submitting it to immunization@rcdhu.com.

 

For Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Resources please go to the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.

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TEL: 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097

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TEL: 613-432-5853 or 1-800-465-5000

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