Northwestern Health Unit Vaccination Clinics

Please visit the Northwestern Health Unit website https://www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19/Pages/booking-COVID19-vaccine-appointment.aspx .If you have questions or experience problems when booking, please contact the NWHU COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-468-2240.

First Nations in the Dryden area can contact: Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig Health Access Centre (WNHAC) at 1-888-699-6422 ext. 600 for more information.

The Northwestern Health Unit has provided the following information regarding vaccination clinics in their region:
Complete our COVID-19 vaccine registration form for First Nations and Metis adults to let us know you want a vaccine appointment. In a few days, you will get an email from the Ministry of Health with a code so you can use the provincial booking system. If you do not receive an email, please be sure to check your junk / spam mail. For more information please click here.

If you have questions or experience problems when booking, please contact the NWHU COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-468-2240.

Who qualifies: Indigenous adults (18 years and older) and their adult household members, anyone aged 50 or over, health care workers, adult home care workers.

The Northwestern Health Unit has provided the following information for booking your COVID-19 vaccine:

NWHU is currently booking appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine for the following eligible populations: Indigenous adults, anyone aged 75 or over, health care workers, adult home care workers.

Booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Certain populations can now book appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

​Currently, eligible groups in our area include:

This list will be updated as other groups become eligible as per the provincial vaccine distribution plan.

How to book your shot

Please only book if you fall into one of the groups above. You will not receive an appointment notification if you are not eligible. 

For now, the online booking systems require an Ontario Health Card Number. If you do not have one, you will still be able to get the vaccine, but will need to phone 1-866-468-2240.

Shots for anyone aged 75 years or older (born 1946 or earlier)​​

Use the provincial booking system to book your appointment, either online or by telephone. 

Clinics will be added by NWHU based on vaccine supply projections. If all appointments are booked, please keep checking back.

To book, there are three options:

Option 1: Contact your local health organization:

Area ​Organization ​Contact information
​Dryden area ​WNHAC ​1-888-699-6422 ext. 600
​Fort Frances area ​GIZHAC​ 807-274-3131​​
Kenora area WNHAC​ ​1-888-699-6422 or vaccine@wnhac.org

Option 2: Complete the NWHU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-up for First Nations and Metis adults survey​. In a few days, you should get an email from the Ministry of Health with a code so you can use the provincial booking system. Call 1-866-468-2240 if you have any issues.

Option 3:Anyone aged 75 or over can also book at www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

Urban Indigenous Vaccination Clinics in Sioux Lookout

Vaccination clinics will be offered to all Sioux Lookout residents. Vaccine clinics will be held on the following dates: May 27, 28, 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (all days). The Hub will be available to provide transportation within town limits, please contact 737-5460.

There has been a notification that second dose intervals will be 21-28 days for the Moderna vaccine for the following groups: Urban Indigenous and their family members, highest priority health care workers and those who are on dialysis.

To make an appointment in Sioux Lookout:
Indigenous people 18 and older can book online https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or call 1-833-943-3900
Indigenous people 16 and 17 years of age are eligible but must book by calling NWHU’s COVID-19 hotline: 1-866-468-2240
Non-Indigenous people 40 years and over can book online https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or by calling NWHU’s COVID-19 hotline: 1-866-468-2240
In the event there are difficulties getting through to the hotline, please call NWHU 737-2292

Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic in Thunder Bay

The Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic is now registering youth aged 12 or older for upcoming appointments. To book an appointment, please contact: https://www.onwa.ca/covid-19-resources or call 807-697-1753 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m

Mindimooyenh Clinic – ONWA, TBDHU, and Dilico Anishinnabek Family Care
Who qualifies: Indigenous residents of Thunder Bay who are over 16 years old and non-Indigenous household members. Proof of Indigenous ancestry and supporting documentation for non-Indigenous household members required.
Days and location: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Valhalla Inn – Ballroom
Next clinic date: Appointments are being booked for the week of April 13.
Register at: https://www.onwa.ca/covid-19-resources or call 807-697-1753 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m

IMPORTANT NOTICE from the Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic (March 25, 2021):
As per TBDHU directive, all second dose clinics of the COVID-19 vaccine have been postponed.

This change follows recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) to extend second dose up to 16 weeks after first doses. This change applies to the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccines.

Please note: if there is a change to your second dose appointment date and time, you will be contacted to reschedule.

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) in partnership with Dilico Anishinnabek Family Care and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, is initiating an urban Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Thunder Bay. The Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic will be a weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to the Thunder Bay urban Indigenous population and their families (over 16 years old).

Visit their website to see all clinic details

Timmins Vaccination Clinics

The Porcupine Health Unit, in collaboration with Northern College and CDSSAB Emergency Services, are holding a pop-up vaccination clinic on Wednesday, May 26 from 1-7 p.m. This clinic will be held at the Timmins Campus. To get to the clinic, enter the H-Wing entrance to head to the gym. Volunteers and healthcare professionals will be on site to help guide residents to get their vaccine.

The vaccine that will be used is Pfizer; therefore, any individual who is 12 years of age or older and who have not yet received their first dose is encouraged to attend.

This clinic is a drop-in so you don’t need an appointment. All you need is to bring your identification
 

Porcupine Health Unit is now opening up spots for all adults 18+, All phase 1, and currently eligible Phase 2 groups.

The list of highest and high-risk medical conditions includes:

  • Organ transplant recipient;
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient;
  • Neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised like MS;
  • Haematological malignancy diagnosed <1 year;
  • Kidney disease eGFR< 30;
  • Obesity (BMI > 40);
  • Treatments causing immunosuppression like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, active chemotherapy;
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities like Down Syndrome.

Who qualifies: All adults 40+

Dates and locations:

For all adults 18+, All phase 1, and currently eligible phase 2 groups:
Iroquois Falls – Arena, Wednesday, May 12
Timmins – Mountjoy Arena, Wednesday, May 12
Cochrane – Tim Horton Events Centre Thursday, May 13
Timmins – Mountjoy Arena, Thursday, May 13
Matheson – Vern Miller Arena, Friday, May 14
Hearst – Centre récréatif Claude Larose Recreation, Friday, May 14
Timmins – Mountjoy Arena, Sunday, May 16
Kapuskasing – Sports Palace, Sunday, May 16

Smooth Rock Falls – Arena, Saturday, May 15
Timmins – Mountjoy Arena, Sunday, May 16
Kapuskasing – Sports Palace, Sunday, May 16
Matheson – Vern Miller Arena, Tuesday, May 18
Timmins – Mountjoy Arena, Wednesday, May 19,
Timmins – Mountjoy Arena, Thursday, May 20
Hornepayne – Community Arena, Thursday, May 20

The Porcupine Health Unit has announced the following COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. Any eligible individual living in a smaller outlying community is always welcome to schedule into these clinics. Please note that appointments are required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Please see below for information on Living Space’s vaccine clinic for their guests:

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in PHU regions for First Nations People, Metis, and Inuit who are 18 years and older.

The Porcupine Health Unit now has vaccination clinics available for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit individuals 55+ starting March 17, 2021.

Visit their website to see all clinic details

Age Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccinations in Ontario

As of May 23 at 8:00 a.m., youth aged 12 and over will be eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment through ontario.ca/bookvaccine and the provincial call centre, as well as at select pharmacies administering the Pfizer vaccine. To book online, these individuals must already be 12 years old as of the date of their booking. Those who are not 12 years old on May 23, 2021, can book an appointment for a later date through the call centre or through public health units that use their own booking system.

Perimeter Aviation COVID-19 Update

May 7, 2021

To all our valued customers,

In conversations with all the communities we serve, it is encouraging to hear that vaccination clinics have been -for the most part- successful, and the uptake rate is high in most locations. At Perimeter Aviation we also have been working hard to have our staff vaccinated and we are happy to confirm that over 70% of our staff has at least received their first shot; this is an important step towards normalization and to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.

As vaccination numbers climb, we are seeing some communities starting to request more flight frequency while they carefully reduce certain travel restrictions. Please contact me if you would like to discuss timeframes and strategies to increase service into your region.

While vaccination rates are encouraging, our approach to the current state of the pandemic remains optimistic but in high alert. None of the protocols previously announced and implemented throughout the pandemic have ended and we will continue to assist each community with their individual protocols and controls as we have done in the past.

Case numbers in the north appear to be in decline, it is an early indication that vaccines are starting to make a difference. We encourage all our customers to follow public health recommendations and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccines are the only way out of the pandemic and Perimeter Aviation is willing to assist you in achieving your community vaccination goals, please reach out to me if you would like to discuss ways we can work together on this.

We at Perimeter are very honored to be in the position of providing essential services to our First Nation communities. Our workforce, at every level, works diligently to serve you with great care and safety. We thank them all for their dedication and thank you for your support during these extraordinary times.


Sincerely,
Carlos Castillo
VP Commercial Operations
Perimeter Aviation

Sudbury Public Health and Districts

Who qualifies: Indigenous adults 18+, all adults 50+ in 2021

To register visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

To book by phone:

  • Main line: call 705.674.2299 (toll-free: 1.800.708.2505), between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

To help with call volumes, an additional call centre has been set up.

  • Alternate line: call 1.844.782.2273, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week.