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How Do I Vax?

Ready to get in the ring and #TakeAJab? You’ve done your homework and have all the facts to make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have any health concerns, please contact your health care provider before getting your COVID 19 vaccine.

 

See below for the answers to your questions on how to get vaccinated. All information below is sourced and available on WECHU / WEVax.

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Am I eligible?

If you are 12+ years of age or older you are eligible to book your first appointment for an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals under 18 years old on the day of appointment are only eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. 

You must be a current resident of Windsor-Essex. You do not have to be a Canadian citizen. 

Walk-ins available for first dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Visit wevax.org for details.

More details about 1st dose eligibility.

You are eligible to receive your 2nd dose if:
  • You are an adult 18+ who received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before June 16 and at least 28 days from 1st dose
  • You are 12 – 17 years old who has received a 1st dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on or before June 16 at least 28 days from 1st dose
  • Individuals who received a 1st dose of AstraZeneca on our before May 19 and at least 8 weeks from 1st dose.

More details about 2nd dose eligibility.

How do I book my appointment?
Book an appointment at a mass vaccination clinic online visit www.wechu.org/cv/clinics
 
To book, you will need your:
  • Contact information including address and phone number, email address (optional) 
  • Health card number (see below if you do not have a health card)
Book an appointment at a mass vaccination clinic online visit www.wechu.org/cv/clinics.
 
To book, you will need your:
  • Date of first vaccination appointment
  • Type of vaccine you received for your first dose. This will be available on your 1st dose proof of vaccination receipt. A digital copy is also available on the Ontario Health site here. You will need to enter your health card number.
  By appointment only at participating pharmacies. ​Walk-ins available at select locations. For a current list of locations and contact information to book your appointment, click here.
  Select health care provider offices. Contact your health care provider for availability.
 

If you require assistance, do not have a health card number or are a member of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit populations, please call the booking hotline at 226-773-2200, 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday and 8am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday to make your first or second dose appointment.

Transportation, childcare and accessibility supports are available to eligible individuals and those in “Hot spot” communities. To see if you qualify, click here.

What do I bring to my appointment?
  • Your health card. If you do not have another form of government issued-photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, Status Card or other provincial health cards
  • Wear a face mask
  • Those under 16 years of age should be accompanied by their custodial parent and/or guardian to the appointment.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should not attend your appointment. Contact your health provider and cancel your appointment.
Where are vaccines available?
Mass vaccine clinics by appointment only at:
  • Windsor: Devonshire Mall (former Sears, 3100 Howard Avenue, Central Windsor), WFCU Centre (8787 McHugh Street, East Windsor) and Moy Medical Centre (1407 Ottawa Street)
  • Amherstburg: Libro Credit Union Centre (3295 Meloche Road)
  • Leamington: Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre (249 Sherk Street)
Participating local pharmacies and select health care provider offices. Contact your health care provider for availability.
What can I expect at my vaccine appointment? 

It’s very straightforward and easy! Friendly and trained volunteers will assist you the moment you arrive and a certified healthcare provider will explain the process and answer any questions you may have. 

Once you have received your vaccine, you will receive a hard copy proof of 1st or 2nd dose vaccination. You will need to wait 15 minutes prior to being released to be monitored for any immediate, adverse reactions and will be cleared to go by onsite volunteers.