TBDHU Launches Immunization Campaign for 5 to 11 Year-Olds

November 22, 2021 - With the recent approval of the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by Health Canada and the arrival of supply into Canada, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is launching its immunization campaign for 5 to 11 year olds.

Effective Tuesday, November 23rd at 8 am, appointments will be available for booking through the provincial booking system for children 5 to 11 years of age. Appointments for the CLE Coliseum clinic in Thunder Bay have been set up for the next few weeks and include evening and weekend options. In addition, appointments will be available at TBDHU-run clinics in some District Communities.

To book an appointment:

CLE Coliseum clinic Thunder Bay: Appointments can be booked starting Tuesday November 23, 2021 at 8 a.m. through the provincial booking system or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

District Communities: Please visit the TBDHU website for dates and locations. Appointments can be booked through the provincial booking system or by calling 1-833-943-3900. Additional clinic dates will be added as they become available.

Please note that appointments are required.

Walk-in option is not available. Children 5 to 11 years of age, as well as anyone 12+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine can also access immunization through select pharmacies, and many primary care providers.

For Indigenous community members and their families, the Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) is opening their Mindinooyenh Health clinic and offering COVID-19 vaccine to those who are eligible including first, second dose and booster doses and will shortly be offering vaccine to children 5 to 11. Please see their website for more details.

Booster Doses for 70+, Indigenous People, and Health Care Workers

Individuals who are 70+, Indigenous people, and health care workers remain eligible for booster doses at 6 months (168 days) post second dose. Appointment spots are available for this week at the CLE Coliseum clinic. TBDHU encourages eligible individuals, especially those who are 70 years of age and older, to book an appointment this week as appointments will be less available in the next two weeks because of the 5 to 11 roll-out. Walk-in option is not available for booster doses.

First and Second Doses

TBDHU continues to provide first and second doses for all individuals 12 years of age and older by walk-in at the CLE Coliseum clinic. Individuals who are immunocompromised can also receive their third dose on a walk-in basis.

Stay tuned to the TBDHU website and social media for more information and announcements as details become available.


For more information - Health Unit Media: news@tbdhu.com.

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