TBDHU COVID-19 Immunization Clinic

Important Notes:

 

Step 1: Find out if you are eligible.

Currently, COVID-19 vaccine appointments are being booked at the CLE Coliseum Clinic in Thunder Bay for the following groups:

  • Any individual who is age 60 or older in 2021 (you were born in 1961 or earlier) and resides in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas.

Read more about eligibility

 

Step 2: Book a vaccination appointment.

Appointments are required for immunization. Please DO NOT present at the clinic site, as walk-ins will not be seen.

The Ontario Ministry of Health Provincial COVID-19 Vaccine Booking System is currently being used for booking vaccine appointments. To ensure adequate vaccine supply, appointments will be booked one week at a time. Please check back for updates on when bookings will be available for the following week. 

Book your COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Online

If you cannot book online, you can call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

For general information about the Provincial Vaccine Booking system, please call 1-888-999-6488.

 

Step 3: Review these important details.

 

Step 4: Prepare for attending the clinic. 

The following video provides a step by step walkthrough of the clinic experience. Please watch this to ensure you are well prepared for your visit:

  • 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, you will be screened at the door. Any companions will also be screened.
  • 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.
  • Please wear a mask and short sleeved shirt to the appointment.
  • Please bring your OHIP or Ontario Health Card with you.

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 Northwestern Ontario (Manitouwadge to the Manitoba border).

To Reschedule:

If you have not yet attended your 1st dose appointment, you can cancel both 1st and 2nd dose appointments and reschedule using the Provincial COVID-19 Vaccine Booking System or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
 
If you need to cancel and reschedule only the 2nd dose appointment, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900

 

Step 5: Attend your appointment.

The Thunder Bay COVID-19 Immunization Clinic is located at 425 Northern Avenue in the CLE Coliseum Building.

  • 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.
  • Please wear a medical mask and short sleeved shirt to the appointment. If you do not have a medical mask, one will be provided at the clinic.
  • Please bring your OHIP or Ontario Health Card with you.

After receiving the vaccine

  • You will be asked to stay for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine. 
  • Review the After Your COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet.
    • 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 to public health if necessary. 
  • Continue to follow all public health measures.

 

Vaccine Clinic Resources

 

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Last Updated: 15/04/2021