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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Rollout

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Please note: Vaccine clinic dates and times are only available based on vaccine supply.

It is advised that all residents in the general population 6 months of age and older receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like COVID-19. NACI currently recommends that children 5 years of age and older can receive COVID-19 vaccines and non-COVID-19 vaccines, including the influenza vaccine, concurrently.

Renfrew County and District COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Schedules

Anyone 6 months of age and older is now eligible to receive a first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It is recommended that all individuals, including children (ages 6 months and older) wait at least 8 weeks (56 days) between their first and second dose.

Eligible residents (18+, especially recommended for those who are at higher risk of experiencing severe outcomes due to COVID-19 infection) will be able to receive their second booster dose five months (140 days) after receiving their last booster, as long as that day was on or before May 15, 2022. This may be given as early as three months (84 days).

Eligible residents (18+) will be able to receive their first booster dose, if they received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 15, 2022 (Feb 16, 2022 for Youth 12-17).

RCD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule – August 01 – August 31

To book your vaccination appointment or to access your COVID-19 vaccination receipts visit:

https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900

Renfrew County and District COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccination Locations

To find the closest pharmacy to get your first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, click this link. Call the pharmacy ahead of time if you plan to get vaccinated there as vaccine supply varies and appointments may be required. To see which local pharmacies are offering the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 5 to 11 years of age, click this link.

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.

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;
  • live, work or attend school in Ontario; AND
  • 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):

For children 6 months to 5 years of age, NACI recommends that:

  • A primary series of two doses of Moderna Spikevax (25 mcg) COVID-19
    vaccine may be offered to children 6 months to 5 years of age who do not have
    contraindications to the vaccine, with a dosing interval of at least 8 weeks
    between the first and second dose. (Discretionary NACI recommendation)
  • A primary series of three doses of Moderna Spikevax (25 mcg) COVID-19
    vaccine may be offered to children 6 months to 5 years of age who are
    moderately to severely immunocompromised, with an interval of 4 to 8 weeks
    between each dose. (Discretionary NACI recommendation)
  • At this time, Moderna Spikevax (25 mcg) COVID-19 vaccine should not
    routinely be given concurrently (i.e., same day) with other vaccines. (Strong
    NACI recommendation)

 

RCDHU Link – COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 6 Months to 4 Years of Age FAQ

University of Waterloo Link – What are the Reasons to Vaccinate My Young Child Against COVID-19 (6 months to 4 years of age)?

What do I need to know regarding children and youth and the COVID-19 vaccine?

November 19, 2021- NACI recommends that:

A complete series of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (10 mcg) may be offered to children 5-11 years of age who do not have contraindications to the vaccine, with a dosing interval of at least 8 weeks between the first and second dose. See NACI’s recommendation here.

At this time, it is not recommended that children aged 5 to 11 years of age receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other vaccines.

Children and youth can have a support person with them at the clinics. For more information, visit the link to Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccines for youth webpage here.

RCDHU Link – COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 5-11 FAQ

RCDHU Link – Vaccin contre la COVID-19 pour les enfants âgés de 5 à 11 ans

RCD Communications Committee Link – Pharmacy Locations Offering The COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11

Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies – Youth aged 5-11 vaccine fact sheet

Ministry of Health Link – Paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

Ministry of Health Link – COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Youth Fact Sheet

Ministry of Health Link – The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children and youth poster

Public Health Agency of Canada – CARD system: Nervous about getting needles?

Ministry of Health Link – COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet: For Youth (age 12-17)

Ministry of Health Link – COVID-19 Vaccine Youth (Age 12-17) Consent Form

Ministry of Health Link – What youth need to know about their COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Pediatricians of Ontario Link – Is The COVID-19 Vaccine Safe For Kids? Ontario’s pediatricians answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

Children’s COVID-19 Vaccine Table Supported by the Children’s Health Coalition Link – COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Youth Ages 12+ Frequently Asked Questions

Booster Dose Information

RCDHU FAQ: What You Need to Know About Booster Doses

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose Recommendations (July 22, 2022)

RCDHU Poster: Second Booster Dose Information

 

How long to wait after a recent COVID-19 infection or suspected infection before receiving your first booster dose? 

If you have had a recent COVID-19 infection or suspected infection and meet the eligibility criteria, it is recommended that you wait at least three months after symptoms started or after testing positive for COVID-19 (if no symptoms were experienced) before you receive your first booster dose.

 

How long to wait after a recent COVID-19 infection or suspected infection before receiving your second booster dose? 

If you have had a recent COVID-19 infection or suspected infection and meet the eligibility criteria, it is recommended that you wait at least three months after symptoms started or after testing positive for COVID-19 (if no symptoms were experienced) before you receive your fourth dose (second booster) of a COVID-19 vaccine, provided that it has been at least five months since the third dose (first booster).

 

 

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

Please visit Ontario’s How to get your COVID-19 proof of vaccination webpage.

 

RCDHU Poster Link: How to Obtain Your Proof of Vaccination

 

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, and by submitting it to immunization@rcdhu.com:

 

Out-of-Province COVID-19 Dose Documentation Form

Contact RCDHU’s Immunization Information Line at 613-732-9436 or toll free at 1-833-773-0004. 

 

Staff are answering calls Monday – Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

 

 

 

RCD COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Committee Infographic

RCD COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Committee News Briefs

RCD COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Committee Media Releases

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

 

National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Recommendations

Summary of NACI statement of July 14, 2022

 

RCDHU YouTube Link – Barry’s Bay Resident Speaks to the Economic Hardships of COVID-19

RCDHU YouTube Link – Barry’s Bay Resident Speaks to the Health Risks Associated with COVID-19

RCD COVID-19 Vaccination Community Clinic Video Walkthrough

Government of Ontario Link – COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario

Government of Ontario Link – COVID-19 vaccine information sheet

Government of Ontario Link – COVID-19 vaccine safety

Government of Ontario Link – Getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario

Government of Ontario Link – What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Government of Ontario Link – After your COVID-19 vaccine

Government of Ontario Link – COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Clinical Support Tool 

Government of Canada Link – Vaccinated Against COVID-19? What does it mean to me?

Government of Canada Link – Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19: Progress

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