Over 15, 000 new appointments added to GFL Memorial Gardens in July


Over 15,000 new appointments added to GFL Memorial Gardens in July

As Ontario accelerates second dose eligibility, starting today, individuals between the ages of 12-17 are also eligible for accelerated second doses<https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000453/youth-aged-12-17-across-ontario-eligible-for-accelerated-second-dose>.  Anyone 12 and older is now able to book their second shot, 28 days after their first dose of vaccine.

Over 15,000 new appointments have now been added to clinics at the GFL Memorial Gardens throughout the month of July.  These clinics are for 1st or 2nd dose appointments.

To make an appointment and to see the full list of clinic dates, visit our booking site<https://bit.ly/3zanQyW> or call 705-541-7370 or Toll-Free 1-888-440-3730.

If you received your first dose at the GFL Memorial Gardens after May 1, we will no longer be sending emails or calling you directly. You can now book into one of the clinics being added throughout July and not wait for a specific appointment.

If you booked your first appointment from one of the Family Health Teams in the district, they will call you directly to schedule your second dose appointment.

Sault Ste. Marie Vaccine Availability Tracker

The Algoma Ontario Health Team and Algoma Public Health have partnered with the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and local clinics to create a new SSM Vaccine Availability Tracker<https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/sault-ste-marie-vaccine-availability-tracker/>. This tracker is an easy way for community members to identify which participating clinics have vaccine available and access eligibility and booking information. Check back regularly for vaccine availability!



  1. Someone screwed up at APH. Everyone that was told that they would get an email informing them of the date for their next shot and then didn’t should get an apology.
    Whoever screwed up and told everyone this should be fired as they have inconvenienced hundreds if not thousands of people.

    • The problem was most people were not waiting for the second shot email. They were booking at multiple pharmacies and booking APH appointments when they weren’t yet eligible.
      This threw the system into chaos because pharmacies had thousands on waiting lists who never intended to show up because they got their shot elsewhere.
      APH was notifying people and holding spots for people who weren’t going to book.

  2. APH did a disservice to our seniors. We did what they said and patiently waited for an email that never came…meanwhile, others are getting those spots for shots. We tried the pharmacy as well only to never get a call back from them either. APH needs to explain to us what happened.

    • There are lots of places to get both 1st and 2nd shots.

      I registered with pharmacies even though my first shot was at GFL. I got one at the pharmacy, even though I was fussy and wanted Pfizer only.
      Since then I have received booking offers from 4 different pharmacies before I could cancel my spot.

      Walk up clinic tonight if you check the other online news site.

  3. They told many that they need to do nothing and wait for an email for their 2nd shot appointment date. Now they are saying that they are not sending out emails and that you have to book your own. Make up your mind!

    • People who got shots in may and have waited for a phone call or email are now told to scramble for bookings with 12 and over wasted 3 months waiting then get thrown under the bus

      • It hasn’t even been 2 months since May.

        Rexall and Pharmasave both have vaccines available and there are lots of times available at GFL.

        Stop whining and just book it.

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