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:
- Anyone aged 75 years or older (anyone born in 1946 or earlier)
- Health Care Workers
- Adult Home Care Recipients
- Indigenous adults, including Metis
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.
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:
|Dryden area||WNHAC||1-888-699-6422 ext. 600|
|Fort Frances area||GIZHAC||807-274-3131|
|Kenora area||WNHAC||1-888-699-6422 or firstname.lastname@example.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.