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COVID-19 Vaccines

Current Status:

First Doses: Anyone aged 12+ can book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. We are also offering walk-in clinics in some communities. Visit our COVID-19 vaccine booking page​ for more information.

Second Doses: Eligibility for 2nd doses is expanding quickly. Visit our booking page ​for more information on eligibility and clinic availability

The public should be aware that as per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) guidance, the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines can be safely interchanged for first and second doses if the original mRNA vaccine is not readily available. NWHU will make all attempts at providing the same vaccine as the first dose, however, if it is not available, individuals may receive the other brand of mRNA vaccine instead. This practice is does not impact the vaccine’s effectiveness or safety and is a common practice in routine vaccination series for other diseases.

View our "Weekly COVID-19 Update Report ​" for the latest local update on the COVID-19 vaccine.

After your shot:

It is important to remember that even once immunized, you must continue to practice all COVID-19 prevention measures. The province of Ontario has indicated that vaccine coverage rates will be one metric used to guide when it is safe to begin lifting restrictions. Read more about the Roadmap to Reopen​.

Youth Vaccine Resources:

Resources and information on the COVID-19 vaccine:

Vaccine resources and information
Docum​ent​​ Sour​ce
​COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario (fact sheets)
​Ontario MOH
Ontario Ministry of Health Documents:​
​Ontario MOH
Preparing for your COVID vaccine - Older adults
Preparing for your COVID vaccine - Adults
​Immunize Canada
Weekly report on adverse effects following immunization​​ ​Health Canada
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine ​Public Health Ontario
What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine ​Health Canada
Video: How vaccines are developed ​Public Health Agency of Canada
COVID-19 Vaccines: Information for people with cancer​ ​Cancer Care Ontario
​Northwestern Health Unit

​Vaccine information for Health Care Professionals

​Last updated: May 31, 2021​​​​​