Get a vaccination

Wednesday, January 26, 2022: Walk-ins are welcome at today's COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Listowel (Steve Kerr Memorial Complex) from 12-6PM, and Goderich (Memorial Arena) from 1-7PM. First, second & booster doses available for all eligible ages.

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Who can receive first, second or third doses of the vaccine?

To receive a second or third dose, enough time must have passed since your last vaccine. If you come to a clinic before enough time has passed since your last dose, you will not be able to proceed with the appointment. Check our second/third dose calculator before booking to be sure. 

First and second dose eligibility

Everyone aged 5 and older is eligible to receive a first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario. 

  • Children ages 5 to 11 and youth ages 12 to 17 may only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine available to children ages 5 to 11. Children must be at least 5 years old or older on the day of their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
  • Individuals 18 and older may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
    • Note: Based on the advice of Ontario’s Children COVID-19 Vaccine Table, Ontario Vaccine Clinical Advisory Group, and Public Health Ontario, the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for ages 18 to 29 to minimize myocarditis risk.

Second dose

  • Use our second/third dose calculator to find out when you can receive your second dose.
  • For individuals 18 and older, mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) can be mixed safely and effectively for first and second doses.
  • The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) strongly recommends an optimal interval of eight weeks between first and second doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series for all eligible age groups. This will provide you with increased and longer-lasting protection from the vaccine. Individuals who wish to get their second dose at a shorter interval (e.g. 28 days), as applicable, can continue to do so but with informed consent.
    • Parents may choose to get their child's second dose at the authorized interval (e.g. greater than 21 days) with informed parental consent. 
  • You are considered fully vaccinated once you have received two doses and it has been 14 days since your second dose.
Booster dose/additional dose eligibility 

Third dose/booster dose eligibility

For information on third doses, booster doses and eligibility in Huron Perth, visit our Third Dose webpage. 

Please note:

  • We can only provide third doses if you are eligible and enough time has passed since your second dose. Check your eligibility with our third dose calculator. If you come to a clinic before enough time has passed since your second dose, you will not be able to proceed with the appointment. 
  • Individuals who are eligible for a third dose due to specific medical conditions and treatments should speak to their healthcare provider to discuss the timing of their third dose (as early as 8 weeks after their second dose).
  • Currently, two doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine (any combination of AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer) is considered by Ontario to be a complete COVID-19 vaccination series.

Fourth dose eligibility 

Select individuals are eligible for a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario 3 months (84 days) after completion of the primary series, including:

  • Residents of Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes, Elder Care Lodges, older adults living in congregate settings
  • Individuals aged 18 or older with specific immunocompromising conditions

For more information and a complete list of eligibility, please see the Ministry of Health's Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose Recommendations.

Please note:

  • Eligible individuals will need to call us to book an appointment for a fourth dose, or come during a walk-in time. You will not be able to book a fourth dose appointment online.
  • You will be asked when you arrive at the clinic for a note from your healthcare provider or specialist (you can use the same documentation from your third dose if you have it) OR a medication list. For example, a pharmacy record or medication packaging with your name on it.
  • We recommend you speak with your healthcare provider or specialist prior to coming to a clinic about the best time to receive your vaccine based on your medical treatment schedule.

Vaccines available at HPPH clinics

Our vaccine supply from the Ontario government for the next several weeks is primarily Moderna. Individuals attending an HPPH clinic will receive the following COVID-19 vaccine based on their age:

  • 5-11 year olds: Pediatric formulation of Pfizer
  • 12-17 year olds: Adult formulation of Pfizer
  • 18-29 year olds: Adult formulation of Pfizer (choice of Moderna)
  • 30+ year olds: Moderna

Pfizer and Moderna are interchangeable mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. This means that you can receive one vaccine for your first dose and the other vaccine for your second dose (or booster dose). Either Moderna or Pfizer may be used as a booster (regardless of which COVID-19 vaccine was used in the primary series), and it is recommended you receive the first vaccine that is available to you.

I've recently recovered from COVID-19. When can I get my vaccine?

Current guidance states to wait for all symptoms of an acute illness to completely resolve before receiving the vaccine. Please wait at least 10 days before coming to a community vaccination clinic after you have been sick with COVID-19.

While there are currently no formal guidelines on the timing of the booster following infection, emerging evidence suggests a 30-day interval may give the best immune response. There may be additional evidence-based guidance around this in the future.

Where to get a vaccination in Huron Perth

Please note that while we are listing all local vaccination options on this page, HPPH is not the organizer of all of these opportunities. Please reach out directly to the organization providing vaccinations if you have any questions. 

HPPH Community Clinics

Unless noted otherwise, HPPH clinics are by-appointment only. Any walk-in opportunities will be communicated on this webpage or on our HPPH social media pages.

  • For online and phone booking instructions, see: Book an appointment
  • For upcoming community COVID-19 vaccine clinics, see: HPPH clinic locations and dates
    • HPPH community clinics are available for anyone eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, including those aged 5 to 11. All clinics offer a family-friendly environment, including distraction tools at each vaccinator station and options to be vaccinated in a semi-private tent.
    • Accommodations are available at all HPPH clinics and can be arranged by calling our booking line at 1-833-753-2098.
  • In the event of inclement weather, clinics may be cancelled. We will announce a clinic cancellation publicly. Please check local media, the HPPH website, HPPH Facebook or Twitter account for news of clinic cancellations.
Pharmacies
Select pharmacies across Ontario are offering vaccines. Visit the provincial COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations webpage for a full list. 
Primary Care
Some area primary care providers are offering vaccines to their patients. If your primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) is offering vaccines, you will need to book an appointment with them directly. 

Walk-in opportunities at HPPH clinics

The following walk-in opportunities are available to anyone eligible to receive their first, second or booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Note: Pregnant individuals can drop-in to any HPPH vaccine clinic for their first, second or booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether it is listed as a walk-in clinic. 

Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine walk-in opportunities
Walk-ins will be accepted at the following upcoming clinics:
  • Wednesday, January 26:
    • Goderich Memorial Arena | 1-7PM
    • Listowel: Steve Kerr Memorial Complex | 12-6PM
  • Thursday, January 27:
    • Stratford Rotary Complex | 10:30AM-4:30PM
  • Saturday, January 29:
    • Goderich Memorial Arena | 10:30AM-4:30PM
    • Stratford Rotary Complex | 10:30AM-4:30PM

Book an appointment

Huron Perth Public Health is now using the Provincial Vaccine Booking System. See HPPH clinic locations and dates below for a list of available upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Appointments can be booked:

  • Online, or
  • By calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (open 7 days a week, 8AM to 8PM)
  • Alternatively, you can also call the HPPH booking line at 1-833-753-2098 (open Monday-Friday 9AM to 3:30PM)

Book a vaccine

Booking system FAQs

For assistance using the online booking system, please review the following FAQs. If additional support is needed, see the Province's Help using the provincial COVID-19 vaccine online booking system webpage. 

How do I book an appointment if I have a red and white health card or no health card?
Please see the Province's Help using the provincial COVID-19 vaccine online system webpage for more information.
How do I cancel or change my appointment?

If an appointment has been double-booked, or you can no longer make it to your scheduled clinic time, please cancel your appointment to free up space for another eligible community member. 

Appointments made using the Provincial Vaccine Booking System can be cancelled online, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900, or by calling the HPPH booking line at 1-833-753-2098. 

Why can’t I book a second appointment online for my 5-11 year-old before the 8-week interval?

The provincial online booking system will not allow you to book a second dose appointment before the recommended 8-week interval between first and second doses has passed. If you would like to book your child's second dose appointment before the 8-week interval, please call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900, or the HPPH booking line at 1-833-753-2098.

I just tried booking an appointment online using the provincial system. Why did it redirect me to the HPPH website to book?

There are a lot of variables with the provincial online booking system where you may not be able to self-book. It could be because of:

  • Trying to book on a date that is not yet built into the provincial system
  • Trying to book a booster dose for a 16 or 17-year-old healthcare worker
  • Trying to book a second pediatric appointment less than the recommended 8-week interval

If you are not able to make an appointment online using the provincial booking system, please call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900, or by calling the HPPH booking line at 1-833-753-2098.

I've received one or more doses outside of Ontario/Canada. How do I register my out-of-province doses?

If you have received one, two or three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine outside of the Province of Ontario, you must complete the COVID-19 Out-of-Province Dose Documentation form prior to booking an appointment for your next dose or to obtain your proof of vaccination certificate.

Preparing for your appointment

For information on HPPH COVID-19 vaccine clinics, how to prepare, and what to expect when you arrive at a clinic, see our Preparing for your appointment page.  

HPPH clinic locations and dates

Clinics are available for anyone eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, including children ages 5 to 11. All clinics offer a family-friendly environment, including distraction tools at each vaccinator station and options to be vaccinated in a semi-private tent.

Appointments are currently able to be booked for the following HPPH community clinics. Please check back regularly as additional clinics continue to be added. To schedule an appointment at an upcoming clinic, book online using the button below or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. 

Book a vaccine

January 26, 2022

  • Goderich: Wednesday, January 26 | Goderich Memorial Arena | 180 McDonald Street | 1-7PM
  • Listowel: Wednesday, January 26 | Steve Kerr Memorial Complex | 965 Binning Street | 12-6PM

January 27, 2022

  • Stratford: Thursday, January 27 | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road | 10:30AM-4:30PM

January 29, 2022

  • Goderich: Saturday, January 29 | Goderich Memorial Arena | 180 McDonald Street | 10:30AM-4:30PM
  • Stratford: Saturday, January 29 | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road | 10:30AM-4:30PM