- 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
- 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
*Please note the supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine may be limited in the last hour of our clinics.
For information on second and third doses, visit:
The Provincial Vaccine Information Line is available to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Call 1-888-999-6488.
Booking a Vaccination Appointment
COVID-19 vaccines are available through various channels for both first and second doses. See the tabs below for information on where and how to book an appointment.
- First Dose
- Anyone born in 2009 (i.e. turning 12 years old in 2021) and older is eligible. Note that individuals 12 (or turning 12 in 2021) to 17 years old should select a clinic where the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given.
- Second Dose
- Individuals 12 (or turning 12 in 2021) to 17 who received their first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech at least 28 days following the first dose.
- Individuals 18 and older who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). Any second dose appointments must be at least 28 days following the first dose.
- Individuals who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine at least 8 weeks before the second dose appointment date.
- The TBDHU Vaccination Clinic at the CLE Coliseum is committed to providing Pfizer-BioNTech to those ages 12 (or turning 12 in 2021) to 17. Others will be given the same vaccine they received as their first dose, if supply permits. If supply is limited, it’s important to know that the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are interchangeable. Receiving a mixed vaccine series is safe and effective.
- Third Dose
- For a full list of those eligible and the process to receive a third dose, see the COVID-19 Information on Vaccine Third Doses page.
Pop-up clinics for students and community members will take place this fall. Appointments are not necessary. These clinics will take place outside and are available to all students and community members. Both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will be available.
More dates will be added as they become available.
|Valley Central Public School||September 21||2:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
|McKenzie Public School||September 22||2:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
|Pope John Paul II School||September 23||2:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
|Bishop Gallagher School||September 28||2:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
|Bishop E.Q. Jennings School||September 30||2:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
|Westgate Collegiate & Vocational Institute||October 5||2:00 - 5:00 p.m.|
|St. Patrick High School||October 7||2:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
|St. Ignatius High School||October 12||2:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
|Superior Collegiate & Vocational Institute||October 14||2:00 - 5:00 p.m.|
|Hammarskjold High School||October 19||2:00 - 5:00 p.m.|
Drop-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics are being held in rural communities. The clinics are open to anyone born in 2009 (i.e. turning 12 years old in 2021) and older who need a first or second dose. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available.
No appointment is required. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt and bring your health card if available.
- There are no upcoming rural clinics.
- Please see the "School Walk-in Pop-up Clinics" tab above for clinics that may be in your area.
- Vaccinations are also available at the Kakabeka Falls and Rosslyn pharmacies.
For information on vaccination rollout in district communities, including schedule and eligibility for upcoming clinics, visit the District COVID-19 Immunization Clinics page.
- Select pharmacies in the TBDHU area are designated to receive either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
- Find a participating pharmacy, and details on how to book an appointment, by visiting the COVID-19 Pharmacy Locations website and search by postal code or city.
- Pharmacies receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can immunize individuals aged 12 years and older; please confirm prior to booking if the pharmacy will immunize 11 year-olds (born in 2009) who will turn 12 in 2021. Those receiving Moderna can immunize individuals aged 18 and older.
The following primary care providers are offering COVID-19 vaccines. Please contact them directly for full details.
Fort William Family Health Team
- Request an appointment through the Fort William Family Health Team website - click on "Appointments" then "Send us Information". You will receive a phone call back to schedule an immunization appointment.
- Vaccines are offered via a drive through system on Mondays and Wednesdays.
NorWest Community Health Centres - Thunder Bay
- Call the COVID-19 Vaccine Direct Line at (807) 626-7853. Leave one message with your name and number and their team will return your call to book an appointment.
- Follow the NorWest CHC Facebook page for regular updates.
On direction from the Province of Ontario, those who are urban Indigenous peoples, and their family circle, will now receive their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the dose interval as per the product monograph.
TBDHU is working with Indigenous organizations and health care partners, to ensure meaningful vaccine access for urban Indigenous people in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas. Current opportunities include:
Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic
- Offered by the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), in partnership with Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and TBDHU.
- Open to the Thunder Bay urban Indigenous population.
- Open to ALL Indigenous adults over 16/18 and their families sharing the same household, living in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas. Prioritization is given to those 55+.
- In preparation for 12+ Indigenous youth vaccinations, the Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic offered through ONWA, is taking also pre-registrations for future vaccine appointments.
- Visit ONWA’s COVID-19 Information and Resources website for more information on clinic details, including how to register.
Thunder Bay Urban Indigenous Vaccination Clinic
- Offered by Anishnawbe Mushkiki, in partnership with TBDHU, City of Thunder Bay, Nokiiwin Tribal Council and Indigenous Primary Health Care Council.
- Open to all Indigenous adults and their family members over 18 sharing the same household.
- Second doses are now being booked. If you received your first dose with this clinic and have not received a call or email to confirm your second appointment, please call the clinic at (807) 623-0383. Only those that received their first dose with this clinic are eligible to have their second dose administered.
- Visit the Anishnawbe Mushkiki website for more information on clinic details, including how to register.
Matawa Health Co-operative
- Open to Indigenous People residing in Thunder Bay 12 years and older and their families sharing the same household with prioritization for appointments for the vulnerable population.
- Specific youth clinics as well as second dose clinic dates are upcoming.
- Register with the Matawa Health Co-operative Receptionist at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: 1-807-346-2370. Provide name, age, First Nation, address, phone number and whether or not transportation will be required.
- Visit the Matawa Health Co-operative website for more information.
- Open to individuals in both the City of Thunder Bay and the District communities.
- Call (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free at 1-888-294-6630 to request an appointment.
- Superior North EMS staff continue to provide immunizations as supply and staffing are available.
- To ensure that individuals are immunized as quickly as possible for maximum protection against COVID-19, the TBDHU is encouraging individuals to consider a first or second dose appointment at the TBDHU’s Mass Immunization Clinic (MIC), located at the CLE grounds. The format of the MIC has changed and individuals are now seated in a booth and are not required to move to different locations; all services are brought directly to them. Assistance is available to book appointments should this be challenging.
- In addition, limited drive up, stay-in-your-car appointments are also available at the MIC on select days in the coming weeks. Individuals would not be required to leave their car for either the appointment or the 15 minute waiting period after their immunization. If you are interested in this option, please register here.
Drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinics are being held at the CLE grounds in Thunder Bay in order to meet the needs of individuals with mobility challenges and for those who require a sensory-friendly vaccine appointment. If at all possible, the driver should not be the person receiving the immunization for safety reasons (e.g. reaction after the vaccine).
NOTE: For the safety of the client, individuals should not book a drive-through appointment if they have a history of:
- Fainting following an immunization.
- Severe allergic reactions following immunizations or injections.
Drive-through Clinic Details:
- Individuals are not required to leave their vehicle and will receive the vaccine in their car.
- Both first and second doses are available.
- Use this link to book: Drive-through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
- Contact the TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 if any assistance with booking an appointment is required.
- Clinic dates will be added as they become available.
Information for Attending your Appointment
Please review the following resources before attending your vaccination appointment:
- The Thunder Bay COVID-19 Immunization Clinic is located at 425 Northern Avenue in the CLE Coliseum Building.
- Please complete the TBDHU COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Screening Tool within 24 hours of your appointment time and be prepared to show the results on your phone or print out the results. If you do not have access to a phone or computer and printer, you will be screened at the door. Any companions will also be screened.
- Consent for vaccination of youth will be obtained at the time of the appointment. If a parent or legal guardian cannot attend the appointment, they are asked to provide written consent for vaccination using the COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form for Youth.
- Please do not show up early. If you have an appointment, you have a vaccine reserved for you.
- Wait in your vehicle and go to the door at the start time of your reserved time slot. Wait for the greeter outside to tell you to come in. For example, if your appointment is at 10:00 a.m., you will not be allowed to enter any earlier than 10:00 a.m.
- If you do not have mobility issues, please park further from the doors to allow closer parking space for those who need it.
- If you are being dropped off, please temporarily park directly outside of the doors to let your passenger off and assist them if needed.
- Wear a new medical mask and short sleeved shirt. If you do not have a medical mask, one will be provided at the clinic.
- Bring your OHIP or Ontario Health Card with you.
- Watch this video for a walk through of the clinic so you know what to expect.
Between now and your appointment, you must reschedule if:
- You have any of these COVID-19 symptoms.
- In the last 14 days, you had close contact, without personal protective equipment (i.e. medical-grade mask and eye protection), with anyone with a confirmed case or probable case (being tested at present) of COVID-19. This includes getting a COVID Alert exposure notification.
- Close physical contact means being less than 2 metres away in the same room, workspace, or area and/or living in the same house.
- In the last 14 days, you tested positive for COVID-19 or you are waiting for test results because of symptoms.
- You had a positive COVID-19 test result and you have NOT been cleared by public health to come out of isolation.
- A doctor, health care provider or someone from the public health unit has told you that you should be self-isolating (i.e. staying at home) right now.
- In the last 14 days, you have travelled outside of Canada.
If you need to reschedule your appointment for any of the above reasons, please contact the clinic/location where you have your vaccination booked. You can also check your confirmation email for any rebooking instructions.
- You will be asked to stay for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine.
- Review the After Your COVID-19 Vaccine Handout.
- As with all vaccines, there is a chance that there will be a serious side effect, but these are rare. However, should you develop any of the following reactions within three days of receiving the vaccine, seek medical attention right away or call 911: hives, swelling of the face or mouth, trouble breathing, very pale colour and serious drowsiness, high fever (over 40°C), convulsions or seizures, other serious symptoms (e.g. “pins and needles” or numbness).
- If you are concerned about any reactions you experience after receiving the vaccine, contact your healthcare provider, who can assess and report it if necessary.
- Continue to follow all public health measures.
You should receive an email with a link to your vaccination receipts. They can also be accessed through the COVID-19 Vaccination website (not accessible using Internet Explorer):
- Complete the Identity Verification Information and click “Continue”.
- Click “Continue” in the yellow box titled “Vaccination Receipts”.
- You will now be able to review your results and access a PDF receipt.
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