Get a vaccination

Wednesday, September 22, 2021: Pfizer will be administered at today's vaccination clinics in Clinton (Jacob Memorial Building | 77722D London Rd) and St. Marys (Pyramid Rec Centre). Walk-ins will be accepted in Clinton from 4 to 7 PM, and in St. Marys from 3 to 7 PM, while supplies last. We have a small amount of Moderna vaccine available at our clinics as well. Please know that you may also be able to receive Moderna through a local pharmacy. See the current Clinic locations and dates and Walk-in opportunities below for full details. 

 Eligibility first and second dose
 Anyone who is turning 12 years of age or older in 2021 is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario. 
  • Individuals 12 to 17 years of age may only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
  • Individuals 18 and older may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine
  • For individuals 18 and older, mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) can be mixed safely and effectively for first and second doses. If your first dose was AstraZeneca, you can receive AstraZeneca or either mRNA vaccine for your second dose.
 Eligibility third dose
The Ontario government has announced that certain individuals are now eligible for third doses of vaccine, including those with specific medical conditions who are severely immunocompromised and most at risk of serious illness. These groups have been identified for a third dose because they have a decreased immune response after COVID-19 vaccines compared to the general population.

The following groups are eligible for a third dose, at least 8 weeks after their second dose:

  • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
  • Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for malignant hematologic disorders
  • Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)

As of September 14, 2021, based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in alignment with NACI’s recommendation, the province will begin offering third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional vulnerable populations:

  • Those undergoing active treatment for solid tumors;
  • Those who are in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell;
  • Those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);
  • Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; and
  • Those undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.

Please speak with your healthcare provider about your third dose eligibility. Your healthcare provider will discuss administration timing of your third dose, in order to optimize the immune response from the vaccine series.

Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges are also eligible for a third dose.

  • HPPH is working with partners to arrange vaccinations for Long-term Care and eligible higher risk Retirement Homes.
  • This group is eligible to receive a third dose at least 5 months after their second dose.

How to get a third dose if you are eligible

Before receiving your third dose you must speak with your healthcare provider.

If you are eligible, you can get your third dose through:

  • Your primary care provider
  • A local participating pharmacy
    • Please note that your treating healthcare provider will need to contact the pharmacy first.
  • An HPPH Vaccination Clinic
    • See below for upcoming clinic details, including dates and times.
    • Please note you will be required to provide documentation from your healthcare provider, or you will be asked to attest to your medical condition that makes you eligible and that you have received direction from your HCP to receive a third dose.

If you have received one dose 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 second dose.

Where to get a vaccination

Huron Perth Public Health does not use the Province's booking system for appointments at our vaccination clinics. We have our own booking system. Anyone turning 12 years in 2021, or older, is eligible to book an appointment. Walk-ins are also available.

Select pharmacies across Ontario are offering vaccines. Visit the provincial COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations webpage for a full list.

Some area primary care providers are offering vaccines to their patients. If your primary care provider (family doctor) is offering vaccines, you will need to book an appointment directly with them.

Accessibility and accommodation

HPPH provides accommodation for individuals at our clinics. Please call our booking line at 1-833-753-2098 to arrange.

Walk-in opportunities

HPPH offers walk-in opportunities at all HPPH vaccination clinics. Please see below for a list of available dates, times and locations. Walk-ins are available for individuals turning 12 in 2021, or older, unless otherwise noted. Individuals with appointments will receive their vaccine during their scheduled time.

  • Bring your health card with you, if you have one, or another piece of identification.
  • Please bring a mask and wear a short-sleeved shirt.
  • Dress for the weather and bring water with you to stay hydrated; you may need to wait in line outside.
  • Please note: Walk-ins will be only be accepted during the specific time given, or until vaccine supply has been used up.
  • Visit HPPH on FacebookTwitter or Instagram for the latest updates on walk-in opportunities, including when all walk-in spots have been filled.
  • Optional: you may print and complete a COVID-19 Client Information Sheet [PDF] in advance, or there will be copies available for you to fill out at the clinic.

September walk-in dates/locations

Wednesday September 22

  • Clinton | Jacob Memorial Building (behind HPPH Clinton site) | 77722D London Road | 4-7PM Note: Location Change
  • St. Marys | Pyramid Recreation Centre | 317 James Street South | 3-7PM

Thursday September 23

  • Exeter | South Huron Recreation Centre | 94 Victoria Street East | 4-7PM
  • Stratford (Neighbourhood pop-up clinic; everyone welcome) | 45 Buckingham Drive (between Murray Hill Road & Douglas Street) | 4-7PM

Friday September 24

  • Monkton | Elma Logan Recreation Complex | 200 Nelson Street | 4-7PM

Saturday September 25

  • Stratford | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road | 11AM-2PM
  • Goderich | Goderich Memorial Arena | 180 McDonald Street | 11AM-2PM

Thursday September 30

  • Zurich | Zurich Community Centre | 15 East Street | 4-7PM

Book an appointment

HPPH offers some bookable clinics as well. Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time, not earlier. To avoid delays, please complete your COVID-19 Client Information Sheet [PDF] in advance and bring it with you.

  • Use the booking links on this page, or call 1-833-753-2098.
  • When booking, double check that your birth date is accurate and that the year has been changed from 2021 using the drop-down calendar.
  • If you see a confirmation page, your appointment has successfully been booked.
  • Reminder: Once your appointment has been booked you will receive an email confirmation with your scheduled appointment time. Please check your junk and spam email folders in case the email was delivered there instead of your inbox. Please be patient, when our booking system is busy it can take several hours for this email to send. 

Clinic locations and dates

September 29, 2021

  • Goderich: Wednesday, September 29 | Goderich Memorial Arena | 180 McDonald Street, Goderich | 4 -7PM

Book Dose 1 or Dose 2 | Goderich Memorial Arena

Book Dose 3 | Goderich Memorial Arena

  • Stratford: Wednesday, September 29 | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford | 4-7PM

Book Dose 1 or Dose 2 | Stratford Rotary Complex

Book Dose 3 | Stratford Rotary Complex

Cancelling your 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.

To cancel your appointment, use the cancellation link provided in your confirmation email. If additional support is needed, call our booking line at 1-833-753-2098 and press 2 (two). When leaving a voicemail message, include the spelling of your first and last name, the reference number associated with your appointment (if possible), and the date, time and location of your scheduled appointment.