Vaccinated outside of Ontario? Call health unit for 2nd dose

Windsor-Essex residents who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine out of province or out of country are being asked to call the health unit

Windsor Star 2 minute read June 17, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic located inside NatureFresh Foods Recreation Centre is shown March 10, 2021. Nick Brancaccio / Windsor Star

Windsor-Essex residents who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine out of province or out of country are being asked to call the health unit to book their second dose appointment.

In order to receive a second vaccine at a mass vaccination clinic, individuals inoculated outside of Ontario must call 519-258-2146 ext. 1222 to report information about their first dose. They can also register for their second dose of an mRNA vaccine — either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna — during the phone call if they’re eligible based on age or date of first vaccination.

To book a second dose appointment by phone, individuals must have an Ontario health card or other government issued identification. Only those age 70 and older or who were first vaccinated on or before April 18 are currently eligible for a second dose appointment.

The online booking system (wevax.ca) remains available for those age 12 and older who want to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site, and for individuals eligible for their second dose who were first vaccinated in Ontario. Those unable to access the website can also book an appointment by calling 226-773-2200.

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