Algoma Public Health (APH) and Algoma Ontario Health Team (AOHT) are pleased to announce that booking will soon open for 2,700 new appointments at the COVID-19 Community Vaccine Hub being held at the GFL Memorial Gardens for the following dates:
- Friday, May 28
- Saturday, May 29
Demand for vaccine continues to exceed the supply we have been allocated for the Algoma region. As vaccine continues to arrive, more clinics will be made available in the near future.
The following new groups, as well as previous eligible groups<https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/>, including all adults aged 60+, are welcome to book an appointment starting Monday, May 10, 2021.
High-Risk Health Conditions:
- Obesity (BMI > 40)
- Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g., chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications)
- Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down Syndrome)
First Group of Essential Workers Who Cannot Work from Home
- Elementary/secondary school workers (including educators, custodial, school bus drivers, Workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, critical infrastructure restoration workers).
Enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including by-law enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, labour inspectors / WSIB field workers)
- Individuals working in childcare as follows:
All licensees, employees and students on an educational placement who interact directly with children in licensed childcare centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs
Licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of a home child care agency and students on an educational placement
Foster care agency workers, including foster parents and customary care providers
- Food manufacturing and distribution workers
- Agriculture and farm workers
- Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers
HOW TO BOOK
Option 1 (Online): Recommended
Visit this link<http://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/#clinics> and click on ‘make an appointment online’ under Sault Ste. Marie – GFL Memorial Gardens tab. Appointments will be update at 10:00 am on Monday May 10, 2021
Option 2 (Book by Phone): Call 705-541-2332.
Phone lines will be open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Throughout Algoma, you can search for a clinic near you<https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/#clinics> and follow the instructions for available clinics by municipality.
If you are eligible for COVID-19 immunization, and have one of the conditions below, please speak with your treating health care provider BEFORE attending your immunization appointment.
- Have an autoimmune condition or are immunocompromised due to disease or treatment
People with booked appointments may bring one support person with them to the clinic. Only people with booked appointments will be immunized.
Until the majority of community members are fully immunized, we still need to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 in our region:
- Stay home as much as possible, and avoid gatherings, visiting or having close contact with people you don’t live with.
- Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and self-isolate away from others.
- Avoid all non-essential travel
- Wear a mask as required in indoor public spaces and outside when physical distancing cannot be maintained.