Here is a summary of vaccination appointment registration options available to us. The situation evolves quickly so this might be out of date by the time you read this. This addresses some of your questions and shares lots of helpful information provided by Huron Woods members. Hoping this summary is helpful
Lambton Public Health
- Currently registering individuals 70 years old or older in 2021 through the Provincial Booking System for COVID-19 vaccines.
- In addition, a pre-registration process is also underway for one in-home caregiver who resides in the same household as the 70 years old or older individual and Phase 2 eligible groups.
Lambton Public Health has three fixed site clinic locations:
- Point Edward Arena/Optimist Club Community Hall
- Wyoming Fairgrounds
- The Shores Recreation Centre (Forest Arena)
Fun Fact: Lambton Public Health is using the provincial registration system which asks you to provide a postal code. N0M 1T0 defaults to Huron Perth. Huron Perth has been vaccinating Grand Bend residents in Goderich, Exeter and Stratford. I believe you can call Lambton Public Health to get an appointment in Lambton, but I am hearing that folks are not having much success because of call volumes.
Here is the link to Lambton Public Health’s Coronavirus Vaccine page:
People 55 and older are eligible for the Astra Zeneca vaccine which is being distributed through pharmacies. To book an appointment for a vaccination with a pharmacy, you will have to contact the pharmacy directly. Pharmacies are accepting registrations from outside of the neighbourhood – you don’t have to wait until/if the vaccine is available in a Grand Bend pharmacy. I know of a Grand Bender who travelled to Tecumseh last week for a vaccination. It took a bit of time calling around, but had no trouble making an appointment once she got through to the Walmart.
To book an appointment at a Pharmacy in Lambton County you can use this link:
COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations (ontario.ca)
For everyone, regardless of age, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies are accepting pre registrations now and will contact you when you are eligible. I have heard from a couple of Huron Woods members who have successfully registered.
Here is the Shoppers link.
Pharmasave also has a covid vaccination page:
Vaccination Rollout in the News
There was a bit of confusion yesterday when the news of pharmacies in Lambton County providing vaccinations got ahead of the pharmacies being advised of details. Here is an article from the Observer which you might find helpful.
Pharmacies in Lambton to offer COVID-19 vaccines | Sarnia & Lambton County This Week (sarniathisweek.com)
There are volunteers in Huron Woods who would happily help you with booking an appointment. Let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help and how you can be reached and a volunteer will contact you.