COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Safe and reliable vaccines can help protect you and your family from COVID-19. These vaccines will be an important tool to help stop the spread of the virus and will allow individuals, families and workers to safely resume normal life.

There will be a limited supply of vaccines at first, so people who are more vulnerable or at higher risk of infection and serious illness will be prioritized in the rollout of the early phases of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine program.

Questions about the vaccine? Check out Ten FAQs about COVID-19 Vaccinations by The Primary Care Physician Advisory Council (Huron and Perth Area Ontario Health Team)

 Frequently Asked Questions

What phase of Ontario’s plan are we in?
When can I get the vaccine?
 For the general public, likely not for a few months, in Phase 3.
Is there a waiting list for the vaccine? 
 No, public health does not keep a waiting list for the vaccine.
  • Groups are prioritized based on the provincial distribution plan and ethical framework; as vaccines become available those groups will be contacted.
  • When vaccines are about to become widely available, we will share that news widely
I consider myself part of a higher risk group, can I get on a priority list? 
 Public health does not keep a waiting list for the vaccine.
When is more vaccine coming?
  • At this point, we do not have specific dates of when vaccine will become available.
  • We ask that you please be patient; we will be sharing more information as it becomes available.
I have a question about the vaccine related to a specific health situation (e.g. allergy, chronic condition).

I work in a congregate care setting for seniors (e.g. Long-Term Care, Retirement Home, etc.) and want to get the vaccine.

Connect with your Administrator or Director for more information.

Visit COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario to learn more about:

  • When vaccines will be available
  • Who will be able to get a vaccine
  • What you can do right now
  • Vaccine safety and approvals
  • Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force

The Huron Perth Mass Vaccination Advisory Committee (HPMVAC) has representatives from Huron Perth Public Health, the Huron Perth and Area Ontario Health Team (representing more than 60 organizations including, but not limited to Hospital, Paramedics, Primary Care, Community and Home Care, Mental Health and Addictions Services, Long-Term Care) and municipalities.

The HPMVAC is creating a Huron Perth sequencing model as well as an administration and distribution plan based on the province’s distribution plan and ethical framework.

Until vaccines are widely available, we all have to continue to follow the public health rules  and take everyday actions to help stop the spread of the virus.