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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.

RCDHU will be cancelling all appointments that were previously booked after July 18thResidents will need to book an earlier appointment at an upcoming clinic. Many appointments will be added over the next 2 weeks to support individuals booking their second dose sooner. Anyone experiencing problems with finding available appointments may also have to book an appointment.

Eligible people who can book their first dose appointment based on availability of vaccine include:

  1. Residents in the general population aged 12 and older (must be 12 years of age as of the date of vaccination).

Eligible people who can book an early second dose appointment based on availability of vaccine include:

  1. All residents aged 12 and over who have received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. (Note: The appointment is to be booked at least 28 days after the first dose, per the recommended interval. Youth aged 12-17 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine).

To Book Vaccination Appointments or to Cancel an Appointment, Please See Below

***COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Booking/Cancellation Link*** 

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Weekly Extra Dose Sign-Up List Link

COVID-19 Vaccination Screening and Consent Form Link

COVID-19 Vaccine Youth (Age 12-17) Consent Form Link

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Checklist Link

Renfrew County and District COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-In / Pop-Up Clinic Schedules

COVID-19 Walk-In Clinics Schedule (July 19 – July 24)

COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinics Schedule (July 19 – July 24)

COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinics Schedule (July 26 – July 30)

Renfrew County and District COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccination Locations

To find your closest pharmacy to get a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, click this link.

Second Dose Information

Visit this link to Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout webpage for up-to-date information on the vaccine and implementation phases.

RCD Second Dose Fact Sheet Link: Your Second Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine

RCDHU AstraZeneca Decision Tool Link: Did you receive Astra Zeneca for your first dose? Here is what you need to know.

Proof of Vaccination

To obtain proof of your COVID-19 vaccination, please click here: Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination Proof.

All residents of Renfrew County and District who received either a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario, or a full two dose vaccine series, are asked to submit their proof of vaccination by contacting Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) at 613-732-3629 extension 200. Please leave one message with a name and phone number, and someone will return the call as soon as possible.

If you received your first dose outside of Ontario and are due to receive your second dose locally, we ask that residents please submit their proof of first dose to us at least three business days prior to attending your second dose appointment.

Vaccine clinic dates and times are only available based on vaccine supply. People should anticipate that it will take a number of weeks to complete the eligible groups.

Find your closest pharmacy to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Most pharmacies book appointments ahead of time and some allow walk-ins. Check with the pharmacy before you go. Ontario Link –  COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations

To book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please visit this link: Renfrew County – COVID Vaccination Clinic Booking

A Weekly Extra Dose Sign-Up List has been created for residents who have not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and second doses for anyone who is 12 or older and has had their mRNA vaccine (Pfizer/Moderna) at least 28 days ago or their AstraZeneca vaccine at least 8 weeks ago.

Residents who have been unable to book a vaccine appointment due to high demand can add their name to a weekly list, which will allow residents to be called for last minute appointments that open at different clinics across RCD.

If you want your name on the list, you must sign up every Monday morning for the current week. This Weekly Extra Dose Sign-Up List is not in place of booking an appointment and everyone should continue to book appointments on the online booking system as they become available.

Vaccine clinic dates and times are only available based on vaccine supply. People should anticipate that it will take a number of weeks to complete the eligible groups.

Please monitor the Renfrew County – COVID Vaccination Clinic page link for more appointments.

Residents who have been unable to book a vaccine appointment due to high demand can add their name to the Weekly Extra Dose Sign-Up List, which will allow residents to be called for last minute appointments that open at different clinics across RCD. If you want your name on the list, you must sign up every Monday morning for the current week.

Effective July 05, 2021: 

  • Residents aged 12 and over are now eligible to book an earlier second dose appointment. Note that the appointment is to be booked at least 28 days after the first dose, per the recommended interval. Youth aged 12-17 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Residents are being asked to please book online with the Renfrew County – COVID Vaccination Clinic Booking Link, as this is the fastest way.

RCDHU Link: Your Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

RCDHU Link: Making an Informed Decision About Your Second COVID-19 Vaccine When AstraZeneca was Your First

 

Government of Ontario Link: COVID-19 vaccines: getting your second dose

National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI Link): Interchangeability of Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines

Health Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for youth ages 12-17.

Youth will have to be 12 years of age by the date of their appointment, and 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 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Youth (ages 12-17) 

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

 

 

You will receive your second dose at the location that you received your first location.

For those without internet or an email, RCDHU call centre staff are returning calls 7 days a week from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please leave only one message with your name and phone number. Due to high call volumes, it may take several days to return your call.

When calling RCDHU at 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097 with COVID-19 related questions, you can now use the following extensions to direct your inquiry:

  • To book a vaccination appointment for your first dose, dial 200.
  • To book a vaccination appointment for your second dose, dial 201.
  • To cancel or confirm a vaccination appointment, dial 202.
  • For all other COVID-19 vaccination inquiries, dial 203.

 

 

Once you become eligible to book your vaccination appointment, you will always be eligible to book your vaccination appointment. Please visit: https://ncv.microsoft.com/LSSXOYBMLh to book your appointment over the booking system.

RCDHU will be aligning the COVID-19 vaccination rollout as directed by the Ministry of Health and is working to ensure residents receive the vaccine as soon as they become eligible, and as the vaccine supply permits. Timelines will be set, and clinics scheduled based on vaccine availability. For the most up-to-date information on vaccine rollout in the coming months, stay tuned to Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Plan.

Health Canada has approved four vaccines for use in Canada to date:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech – approved for individuals 12 years and older.
  • Moderna – approved on December 23, 2020 for individuals 18 years and older.
  • AstraZeneca – As of April 16, 2021, AstraZeneca vaccine is only available through pharmacy and primary care settings for those 40 years of age and older in Ontario. In alignment with updated National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) recommendations Ontario will not be using the AstraZeneca vaccine for individuals under 18, while the data are being reviewed by Health Canada. It would also be accurate to say that AstraZeneca is currently only available in limited parts of the province in public clinics, primary care and pharmacy settings.
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – approved on March 05, 2021 for individuals who are 18 years of age and older.

Depending on vaccine availability, RCD residents could receive any of the approved vaccines. For further information, please see Health Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccines Webpage.

National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Recommendations

Summary of NACI statement of June 17, 2021

Interchangeability of Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines June 01, 2021

Extended dose intervals for COVID-19 vaccines to optimize early vaccine rollout and population protection in Canada in the context of limited vaccine supply

Summary of Extended Dose Intervals Statement of April 7, 2021

 

RCD Decision Tool – Did you receive AstraZeneca for your first dose? Here is what you need to know.

RCD COVID-19 Vaccination Community Clinic Video Walkthrough

RCDHU Webpage Link – Visit RCDHU’s Immunization page for more information

Government of Ontario Link – What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccines (Jan 29, 2021)

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 – Ontario Releases Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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

Government of Canada Link – What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for Canada

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

Government of Canada Link – Vaccine development and approval in Canada infographic

Government of Canada Video Link – COVID-19: How vaccines are developed

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