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

To book an appointment for your first or second  dose, visit: https://clinicreservation.com/book-now or call 1-866-468-2240.

Walk-in spots, if available, will be announced on the day of the clinic.

At local Pharmacies –  Find a participating pharmacy, and details on how to book an appointment, by visiting https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations and search by postal code or city.

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

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.

North Shore Family Health Team

Update May 6, 2021:

If you are a part of the NSFHT catchment area (Pays Plat to Jackfish), and over the age of 18, your consent form for the COVID-19 vaccine are needed as soon as possible. As we are not a part of the provincial booking system, this consent form is the only way for us to know that you are interested.

Consent forms can be completed and printed off of the North Shore Family Health Team website (http://www.northshorefamilyhealthteam.ca/covid-19-pandemic/) and dropped off to either J.E. Stokes Medical Clinic or The McCausland Hospital. Alternatively, you can email your completed consent to Cathy at ccook@nwocs.ca. Please be sure to send as an attachment and not embedded in the email.

If you are a student returning to the area from outside of the district, please indicate at the top of your form the date you arrived back so that we can calculate your 14-day isolation period and schedule your appointment appropriately.

If you have any questions, please call 823-3828 and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Who qualifies: Certain priority groups, including Indigenous 55+ and all people 50+
To register: The NSFHT is planning to contact people in certain priority groups once they have confirmed their next vaccine clinic dates. Those who would be eligible for vaccination during Phase 2 (e.g. Indigenous 55+, all people 50+) can complete a consent form http://www.northshorefamilyhealthteam.ca/covid-19-pandemic/ and return it to the doctors’ office or the hospital to prepare for when the clinics are scheduled.

Northwestern Health Unit Dryden

Update May 6, 2021:

  • What an opportunity… your own Q&A session with a doctor! Have your COVID-19 questions answered by Dr. Kit Young Hoon next Thursday, May 13 at 1 p.m. Click to learn more: http://ow.ly/aO2U50EA0Sy 
  • Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines are safe! http://ow.ly/wXXL50EzZgJ 
  • A lot of people are getting tested for COVID-19 across our region. And that’s good! Testing as soon as symptoms start is one of the best ways to stop the spread. Learn more about why the timing of testing is so important: http://ow.ly/dElC50EzZ84 

Update 28, 2021: The amount of COVID-19 information out there is overwhelming. Be sure you are using factual information. The Northwestern Health Unit has what you need. Stay informed and up to date by visiting their website: http://ow.ly/wimY50Ev6Q0 

Update April 13, 2021: Join the NWHU & their partners on April 22 for an online workshop for older adults (60+). 
Learn about mental health, mental illness and addiction, what affects the mental health of older adults, and ways you can stay well.
To register, contact Bonnie Tourond at: btourond@cmhaff.ca or (807) 223-8841

Update March 3, 2021: What should you do if someone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms? Everyone in your household must stay home if anyone has symptoms or is waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms. Stay home until the person with symptoms gets a negative COVID-19 test result, is cleared by public health, or is diagnosed with another illness.

Update February 22, 2021: When developing a vaccine, scientists make sure it is safe, effective and manufactured to the highest quality. All vaccines approved for use in Canada go through rigorous testing and safety protocols – including the COVID-19 vaccine! Find out more here: http://ow.ly/aqG850DEPgt

The Northwestern Health Unit is here to answer any questions you have about COVID-19. Give them a call Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or visit:  http://ow.ly/KBBf50DDRL7

You should get tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Even if the symptoms are mild and go away quickly – get tested! Call your local assessment centre to book an appointment. Remember that you are required to self-isolate as soon as symptoms start and remain isolated until your test results are back. http://ow.ly/RoQz50DDQeI

Update February 9, 2021: The Ontario Government has a 3-phased COVID-19 vaccine plan in place. Everyone who wants to be vaccinated will be able to, but it will take some time. We are currently in the first phase of the plan which focuses on populations that are at greater risk of COVID-19.   Learn more about the plan and when you can expect to get vaccinated by visiting their website: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/getting-covid-19-vaccine-ontario?gclid=Cj0KCQiArvX_BRCyARIsAKsnTxN3cJs-ZxVFe7ewqAY4xQuavxtX6OA9A5aOaEo1PpXUqbt5c2zwCoIaAmgUEALw_wcB

How will you know when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine? As we move through each phase of the Ontario Government’s vaccine distribution plan, we will keep you updated through radio, newspapers, social media and through our community partners. Please be patient – timelines for the general public are dependent on vaccine supply and clinics are still months away. But rest assured – no one will be forgotten or left out! https://www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19/Pages/covid-19-vaccines.aspx

Have your COVID-19 questions answered! Join Dr. Kit Young Hoon next Thursday, February 18 at 1:00 pm. Click to learn more: https://www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19/Pages/public-sessions.aspx  

Update February 5, 2021: Can you stop wearing a mask once you get vaccinated? In short – no. The vaccine is very effective and reduces the risk of COVID-19 by about 95%. BUT, you may still be able to spread the virus to others who are not yet vaccinated. To keep those around you safe and healthy, you will need to continue practicing all prevention measures after getting vaccinated, including wearing a mask. http://ow.ly/ocbn50DqqYA

If you are planning any international travel, know before you go! In addition to proof of a negative test prior to departure, all travelers arriving in Canada must reserve a room in an approved hotel for 3 nights and take a COVID-19 test on arrival – all at their own cost. International flights will be directed to 4 airports only – Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The time will come when it is safe to travel again, but it’s not right now. https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid

Update February 3, 2021: A reminder that if you enter a different province, you are required to follow that province’s COVID-19 restrictions and orders.

Update January 25: If you have questions about COVID-19 please call the Northwestern Health Unit,l Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.at 1-866-468-2240 or visit: https://www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19/Pages/home.aspx

If you are not feeling well, isolate and take the online self-assessment. It will let you know if your symptoms may be related to COVID-19 and if you should get tested. Just remember to follow through with the recommendation. If it advises you to get tested, get tested – even if your symptoms are mild and you start to feel better. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

Update January 21: Protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Keep following public health measures! Watch this friendly and important reminder from the Government of Canada: http://ow.ly/WmY350D9GlQ

Update from Norwestern Health Unit: Health Unit staff are immunizing 2019-2020 grade 7 students who missed their second dose of immunizations due to COVID-19 and school closures. Please contact your local NWHU office to book an appointment. Get caught up before school starts.  Link below for more information https://www.nwhu.on.ca/OfficeLocations/Pages/OfficeLocations.aspx

All 2019-2020 grade 7 students who missed their second dose of immunizations due to COVID-19 and school closures, please contact your local NWHU office to book an appointment.      

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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