Please note: Vaccine clinic dates and times are only available based on vaccine supply.
It is advised that all residents in the general population 5 years 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 to 11 years of age wait at least 14 days between COVID-19 vaccines and non-COVID-19 vaccines, including the influenza vaccine.
Renfrew County and District COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Schedules
Eligible residents (60+ as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-indigenous household members aged 18 and over) will be able to receive their second booster dose five months (140 days) after receiving their last booster. 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 February 20, 2022 (November 24, 2021 for Youth 12-17).
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):
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
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 (May 02, 2022)
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
Contact RCDHU’s COVID-19 Vaccination 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 Rollout at a Glance Infographic (March 09, 2022)
RCD COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Committee News Briefs
- COVID-19 Vaccine News Brief – Edition 37 (February 23, 2022)
- COVID-19 Vaccine News Brief – Edition 36 (February 09, 2022)
- COVID-19 Vaccine News Brief – Edition 35 (January 26, 2022)
RCD COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Committee Media Releases
- Vaccination And Boosters Are Still Recommended Following COVID-19 Infection (January 11, 2022)
- Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Limited in Renfrew County and District (December 23, 2021)
- Vaccination Capacity Increases With Move To Larger Pembroke Clinic Site (December 22, 2021)
Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Recommendations
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
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