Current Vaccination Phase
(Last updated: March 8, 2021)
Ontario releases Phase 2 vaccination rollout details:
More to come on how this announcement impacts Chatham-Kent. Read the full news release.
Not currently booking appointments for the general public.
At this time the vaccine supply is still limited and only those who meet the current eligibility for our region will be contacted.
As vaccine supply allows, we are concurrently vaccinating the groups listed in Phase 1: A and Phase 1: B of CK COVID-19 Vaccination Phases.
Currently eligible to be vaccinated:
- Residents, staff, and essential caregivers of congregate care settings for seniors (specifically long-term care, retirement and First Nations elder care homes)
- Alternative level of care patients in hospitals
- Highest, Very High and High priority health care workers
- Adults 80+ and those turning 80 in 2021 (born in 1941 or earlier)
- First Nation, Inuit, Metis and Urban Indigenous residents and their immediate household members aged 16+
- Adult recipients of chronic home care (long-term patients of home and community care services)
Health care worker vaccinations:
Highest, Very High and High priority health care workers are being vaccinated concurrently in Phase 1 A/B, as vaccine supply allows; moderate priority health care workers are expected to be eligible in Phase 2. All health care workers within a given level are of equal priority to receive the vaccine. In the case of vaccine scarcity, further prioritization may be required beyond these initial priority levels.
We are working through all Highest, Very High and High priority health care workers at the current time. We have engaged many organizations already and have notified them of how workers can book vaccination appointments. If you are a health organization, an organization that employs health care workers or an individual health care worker, and you have not received information about your eligibility to be vaccinated, please reach out to our booking line at 519-351-1010. Health care workers that work virtually or in non-patient facing areas of health care facilities are considered to fall in the moderate priority category –all health care workers outside of this group are considered eligible to be vaccinated as part of Phase 1.
First Nation, Inuit, Metis and Urban Indigenous vaccinations
Beginning on Monday March 8th, we will be booking appointments for First Nation, Inuit, Metis and Urban Indigenous Adults, ages 16+ and their immediate household members for vaccinations at the John D. Bradley Center COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. Starting Wednesday, you can call 519-351-1010 to book an appointment.
In addition, 2 outreach clinics are being planned to serve First Nation, Inuit, Metis and Urban Indigenous Adults, ages 18+ only (no immediate household members due to capacity of sites).
The clinics will be at the following locations:
- Ska:Na Family Learning Centre, 67 Adelaide St. S, Chatham (date to be determined)
- CK Community Health Center, 808 Dufferin Ave, Wallaceburg (date to be determined)
REGISTRATION FOR OUTREACH CLINICS are through our community partner, Ska:Na.
Please call/text 226-627-7820 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CK Residents 80 years and older vaccinations:
Our COVID-19 Vaccination phone line 519-351-1010 is open Monday-Friday from 9:30AM– 4PM for current residents who are 80+ to book an appointment.
This now includes residents who are born in 1941 or earlier.
The COVID-19 vaccination call centre staff continue to work hard to return your calls, and get you and your loved ones booked in to be vaccinated and will be returning calls between the hours of 8:30am-8:30pm
COVID-19 Vaccination in Chatham-Kent
Together we can do wondrous things, Chatham-Kent!
This is our moment!
As COVID-19 vaccines begin to roll out across Ontario, CK Public Health, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and CK EMS are working together collaboratively with the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team and community partners to coordinate the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines to priority populations and the general community of Chatham-Kent through the following phased approach over the next few months.
The COVID-19 story is one that is collectively written, including these vaccine chapters. If you have any questions, and/or are looking for particular information that is not yet contained here on this page, please connect with us at email@example.com or call us at 519-355-1071 ext 1900.
Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like .
Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. This can reduce your risk of developing and make your symptoms milder if you do get it.
As of January 1, 2021 two COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use by Health Canada.
Learn more about the vaccines here:
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
The COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for Chatham-Kent is being managed collaboratively, determined in accordance with Provincial guidelines, and informed by an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution from the Ministry of Health. Multiple scenarios and plans are required due to the complexity of needs associated with different vaccines and communities, and to ensure a safe, fair, and quick distribution practice.
Check out the links below from the Province of Ontario for current information about vaccine distribution.
What can I do right now?
CK Public Health is grateful for the trust you place in us to help guide you through this COVID-19 pandemic. While according to our research the majority of the public believes that public health measures are necessary and are following them, we understand that "COVID-19 fatigue" is a real thing.
We want to remind you that what we do right now matters.
The availability of a COVID-19 vaccine is something that we have all been waiting and working for, and racing toward.
Let's keep each other safe, and walk over the finish line together.