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Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s COVID-19 Immunization Clinic

Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s COVID-19 Immunization Clinic

Who qualifies: Any individual who is aged 60 or older in 2021 and resides in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas. This includes both Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons.
Days and location: Days and times vary, CLE Coliseum
Register at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has provided the following information on their COVID-19 vaccine clinic! For more information please visit: https://www.tbdhu.com/covidclinics

The following information and the provincial booking system is specific to the COVID-19 Immunization Clinic at the CLE Coliseum for residents of Thunder Bay and surrounding areas.

Residents of district communities should continue to follow the current guidance provided by TBDHU and the Family Health Teams in their area. TBDHU is working in collaboration with our district Family Health Teams. Family Health Teams will contact consenting individuals as they work through the COVID-19 vaccine priority groups.

Vaccination opportunities for eligible groups will be advertised to the public in each community. Please check your respective Family Health Team webpage for updates:

Step 1: Find out if you are eligible.

Currently, COVID-19 vaccine appointments are being booked at the CLE Colesium Clinic in Thunder Bay for the following groups:

  • Any individual who is aged 80 or older in 2021 and resides in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas.

Step 2: Book a vaccination appointment.

Appointments are required for immunization. Please DO NOT present at the clinic site, as walk-ins will not be seen.

The Ontario Ministry of Health Provincial COVID-19 Vaccine Booking System is currently being used for booking vaccine appointments. To ensure adequate vaccine supply, appointments will be booked one week at a time. Please check back for updates on when bookings will be available for the following week. 

Book your COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Online

If you cannot book online, you can call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

For general information about the Provincial Vaccine Booking system, please call 1-888-999-6488.

Step 3: Review these important details.

Step 4: Prepare for attending the clinic. 

  • Download, print and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form. If you cannot print and complete the document before you come to the clinic, you can sign one at the clinic.
  • Please complete the TBDHU COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Screening Tool within 24 hours of your appointment time and be prepared to show the results on your phone. If you do not have access to a phone, you will be screened at the door. Any companions will also be screened.
  • Please do not show up early. If you have an appointment, you have a vaccine reserved for you.
  • Wait in your vehicle and go to the door at the start time of your reserved time slot. Wait for the greeter outside to tell you to come in. 
    • For example, if your appointment is at 10:00 a.m., you will not be allowed to enter any earlier than 10:00 a.m.
  • If you do not have mobility issues, please park further from the doors to allow closer parking space for those who need it.
  • If you are being dropped off, please temporarily park directly outside of the doors to let your passenger off and assist them if needed.
  • Please wear a mask and short sleeved shirt to the appointment.
  • Please bring your OHIP or Ontario Health Card with you.

Between now and your appointment, you must reschedule if:

  • You have any of these COVID-19 symptoms.
  • In the last 14 days, you had close contact, without personal protective equipment (i.e. medical-grade mask and eye protection), with anyone with a confirmed case or probable case (being tested at present) of COVID-19. This includes getting a COVID Alert exposure notification.
    • Close physical contact means being less than 2 metres away in the same room, workspace, or area and/or living in the same house.
  • In the last 14 days, you tested positive for COVID-19 or you are waiting for test results because of symptoms.
  • You had a positive COVID-19 test result and you have NOT been cleared by public health to come out of isolation.
  • A doctor, health care provider or someone from the public health unit has told you that you should be self-isolating (i.e. staying at home) right now.
  • In the last 14 days, you have travelled outside of Northwestern Ontario (Manitouwadge to the Manitoba border).

To Reschedule:

If you have not yet attended your 1st dose appointment, you can cancel both 1st and 2nd dose appointments and reschedule using the Provincial COVID-19 Vaccine Booking System or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
 
If you need to cancel and reschedule only the 2nd dose appointment, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900

Step 5: Attend your appointment.

The Thunder Bay COVID-19 Immunization Clinic is located at 425 Northern Avenue in the CLE Coliseum Building.

  • Please do not show up early. If you have an appointment, you have a vaccine reserved for you.
  • Wait in your vehicle and go to the door at the start time of your reserved time slot. Wait for the greeter outside to tell you to come in. 
    • For example, if your appointment is at 10:00 a.m., you will not be allowed to enter any earlier than 10:00 a.m.
  • If you do not have mobility issues, please park further from the doors to allow closer parking space for those who need it.
  • If you are being dropped off, please temporarily park directly outside of the doors to let your passenger off and assist them if needed.
  • Please wear a mask and short sleeved shirt to the appointment.
  • Please bring your OHIP or Ontario Health Card with you.

After receiving the vaccine

  • You will be asked to stay for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine. 
  • Review the factsheet COVID-19 Vaccine After Care Sheet
  • Continue to follow all public health measures.

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