Groups currently eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations (CK Public Health Clinics)

    Page Last Updated: April 19, 2021. Please expand each category for more details.

      COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

      1) New! CK Public Health launches

      A brand new online registration portal where residents can book their own COVID-19 vaccinations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

      Why book your appointment online?

      1. Get quick confirmation of an appointment
      2. Select from a variety of dates/times and locations
      3. One account holder can register multiple family members that are eligible

      What do you have to do?

      1. Confirm you meet current eligibility requirements
      2. Create an online account
      3. Book you appointment

      Will I need help?

      The process is pretty straightforward by following the directions on our “How to book” page

      We even made a quick walkthrough video to help!

      Can I still use the phone system?

      Of course, please continue to call 519-351-1010 and leave a message if you’re ok waiting a few days

      For more details, please visit our newsroom for the full news release:

      2) NEW!  Pharmacy Vaccination Expansion (April 19,2021)

      Starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province.

      Search for a pharmacy location near you or view the Chatham-Kent locations below in the "Vaccine Distribution" section and select "Pharmacy Vaccinations in Chatham-Kent"

      (Please connect directly with pharmacy locations for appointments and vaccine availability)

      3) How to book an appointment by phone:

      To help manage call volumes:

      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-4:30pm daily. (except for statutory holidays)

      4) Important Update on 2nd doses

      We are not booking 2nd dose appointments at this time due to recent provincial changes.

      NEW! Ontario policy currently prescribes a booster interval of 16 weeks except for the following clinical situations:

      • Indigenous residents living on reserves ( For instance, Delaware Nation at Moraviantown)
      • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and Assisted Living facilities
      • Remote and isolated First Nations communities
      • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
      • Individuals with malignant hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignant solid tumors receiving active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal therapy or radiation therapy.


      All 2nd dose appointments will need to be rescheduled. (Except for those residents of LTC and retirement homes)

      When do I need to book my 2nd appointment? Use the following chart to help assist you when to call in booking your 16 week follow-up appointment.

      Updates on booking 2nd doses using will be shared in the future


      COVID-19 Vaccination in Chatham-Kent

      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 or call us at 519-355-1071 ext 1900.

      COVID-19 Vaccines

      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.

      With multiple vaccines now approved for use in Canada, the best vaccine for you is the one that is available to you. Get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible, with the vaccine that is being offered to you at that time. It is the best way to protect yourself as soon as possible.

      • Here's what you need to know BEFORE your vaccination appointment.
      • Here's what you need to know AFTER your appointment

      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.

      When you’re eligible for a vaccine, don’t delay your chance. Get it as soon as you can as vaccine supply can change, and it’s best to protect yourself as soon as possible.

      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.