Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit expanded its vaccination capacity as of yesterday, from vaccinating 40/hr to vaccinating 100/hr at the Brockville Vaccine Clinic. With the removal of the ice in the rink area, more space was available to accommodate more vaccination stations and still retain physical distancing.
“Increasing access to vaccinations will help us keep our community safe,” said Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health. “By working together, we will help to vaccinate every eligible person in our community, faster.”
To keep residents updated as the stages of eligibility progresses, information will be shared by the Health Unit with local primary care providers, area municipalities – including the City of Brockville, Brockville General Hospital and more. If there is a question about your eligibility, or the eligibility of friends or family, please use this tool to help.
How to book your vaccination appointment
If you are over 60 years of age (born in 1961 or earlier), you can now book an appointment to receive vaccine at one of the COVID-19 clinics in Brockville, Kemptville, Smiths Falls, or Almonte (or elsewhere in Ontario).
- If you have a green Health Card (with photo) and an email address
- Use the Provincial online booking tool at www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine.
- A friend or family member can book for the eligible person
o You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488, open Monday to Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm. If the booking systems are busy – try again in afternoon or later if possible to get through.
- If you do not have a green photo health card, are eligible through a group in the current stage or need help to access the provincial online booking tool:
o Call our local Leeds, Grenville, Lanark Call Centre toll-free at 1-844-369-1234, open 8:30am to 4:00pm, 7 days a week. If you cannot get through, please try later in the day.
o Email email@example.com and include your name, date of birth, and preferred clinic location(s) and a phone number. Due to the volume of email, it may take several days to reply.
What to expect at your vaccination appointment
On the day of your vaccination appointment, please complete a self-assessment at covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment. If you are unwell, please contact the health unit at 1-844-369-1234 to reschedule.
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early to register. Follow all the signs posted in the parking lot and within the clinic. If you need help with transportation or have mobility issues, contact the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 x2499.
Getting your vaccination
After your vaccination, you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes to ensure no adverse effects. This is common practice for many vaccinations.
“Many community partners have played a part in getting this clinic up and running,” says Jenny Vandermeer, Manager and Fixed Site Clinic Co-ordinator. “Watch for mobile clinics to be arranged to reach residents in other towns in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding!”
For more information
Visit: https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/ for information about the vaccines and other questions about COVID-19. You can also follow LGLHealthunit on Facebook and Twitter.
Visit the Ministry of Health’s website at https://covid-19.ontario.ca for other information about COVID-19 and vaccines.