The Northwestern Health Unit announced that as of Wednesday, April 7, 2021, anyone born in 1961 or earlier can book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccine in the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) area.

At this time, appointments are available in most communities in the region. The NWHU asks residents to not book a vaccine in a different location if there are no appointments available in your home community. 

These vaccinations will be administered at mass vaccination sites across the region. 

Last week, the Health Unit announced that three area pharmacies are able to give the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 55 and over.

In addition to those born in 1961 or earlier, the following groups are also eligible to book an appointment:

• Health Care Workers, including staff who work in congregate living settings
• Adult Home Care Recipients
• Faith leaders who provide end of life care, care of the deceased, funerals, home visits to unwell persons, or pastoral care in hospitals, LTCH, etc.
• Indigenous adults, including Metis aged 18+ (and their household members)

Those with the following health conditions:
• Organ transplant recipients;
• Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients;
• People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis);
• Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than one year ago;
• Sickle cell disease;
• Kidney disease eGFR< 30; and • Essential caregivers for individuals in the groups listed above

Anyone who is in the groups listed above must fill out the NWHU’s registration form to then receive a booking code and instructions from the Ministry of Health.

For more information on the vaccine booking process and to view dates of clinics by community, please visit NWHU’s booking site.

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