Get a vaccination

Saturday, October 16, 2021: Pfizer will be administered at today's vaccination clinics at St. Marys (Pyramid Recreation Centre). Walk-ins will be accepted at clinics from 11 AM to 2 PM, while supplies last. We have a small amount of Moderna vaccine available at our clinics as well.  Appointments are also available to be booked online for several October clinics. 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:

  • Individuals receiving active treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for solid tumour or hematologic malignancies.
  • Recipients of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy).
  • Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Individuals with stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Individuals receiving 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.

October walk-in dates/locations

Saturday October 16

  • St. Marys | Pyramid Recreation Centre | 317 James Street South | 11AM-2PM

Tuesday October 19

  • Monkton | Elma Logan Recreation Complex | 200 Nelson Street | 4-7PM
  • Howick | Howick Community Centre | 45088 Harriston Road, Gorrie | 4-7PM

Thursday October 21

  • Blyth | Blyth Arena & Community Centre | 377 Gypsy Lane | 11AM-5PM

Friday October 22

  • Exeter | South Huron Recreation Centre | 94 Victoria Street East | 3-6PM
  • Stratford | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road | 3-6PM

Tuesday October 26

  • Listowel | Steve Kerr Memorial Complex | 965 Binning Street West | 3-7PM

Wednesday October 27

  • Goderich | Goderich Memorial Arena | 180 McDonald Street | 4 -7PM

Thursday October 28

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

Friday October 29

  • Crediton | Crediton Community Centre | 38 Victoria Avenue | 3-6PM
  • Mitchell | West Perth Community Centre | 185 Wellington Street | 3-6PM

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

October 19, 2021

  • Stratford: Tuesday, October 19 | Huron Perth Public Health Stratford office | 653 West Gore Street | 9AM-4PM 

Book Doses 1, 2 or 3 | HPPH Stratford (West Gore) office

October 20, 2021

  • Clinton: Wednesday, October 20 | Jacob Memorial Building Auditorium | 77722D London Road | 9AM-4PM 
  • Stratford: Wednesday, October 20 | Huron Perth Public Health Stratford office | 653 West Gore Street | 2-7PM 

Book Doses 1, 2 or 3 | Jacob Memorial Building Clinton

Book Doses 1, 2 or 3 | HPPH Stratford office

October 21, 2021

  • Stratford: Thursday, October 21 | 45 Buckingham Drive | 3-6PM 

Book Doses 1, 2 or 3 | 45 Buckingham Drive

October 26, 2021

  • Stratford: Tuesday, October 26 | Huron Perth Public Health Stratford office | 653 West Gore Street | 9AM-4PM 

Book Doses 1, 2 or 3 | HPPH Stratford (West Gore) office

October 27, 2021

  • Clinton: Wednesday, October 27 | Jacob Memorial Building Auditorium | 77722D London Road | 9AM-4PM 

Book Doses 1, 2 or 3 | Jacob Memorial Building Clinton

October 28, 2021

  • Stratford: Thursday, October 28 | 45 Buckingham Drive (neighbourhood pop-up clinic; everyone welcome) | 3-6PM 

Book Doses 1, 2 or 3 | 45 Buckingham Drive

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.