Preparing for your appointment

Important information for HPPH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Huron Perth Public Health now uses the Ontario Provincial Vaccine Appointment Booking system. Appointments can be booked:

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

Cancellation and rescheduling can be done on the provincial website or call centre 1-833-943-3900.

Preparing for your appointment

Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time, not earlier. To avoid delays, please complete your COVID-19 Client Information Sheet [PDF] (consent form) in advance and bring it with you. There will also be copies available for you to fill out at the clinic.

  • 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 do not attend the clinic if you are feeling unwell or have been advised to self-isolate.

To prepare for your appointment, please read the following Ministry of Health resources:

Arriving at the clinic

Please note the following for when you arrive at the clinic:

  • Have you/your child's health card or another piece of identification ready
  • Masks must be worn upon entry into the building (unless a medical condition and/or disability inhibits)
  • You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and will not be allowed to attend if you are symptomatic
  • You will be asked to wait (5-15 minutes) after your vaccination
  • Please limit the amount of personal items you bring into the clinic
  • Physical distancing is required at the clinic
  • For children ages 5-11:
    • Make sure that consent forms are signed by a parent/legal guardian
    • The person accompanying your child to their appointment must also be able to answer the pre-screening questions on the last page of the Client Information Sheet (consent form) [PDF]
    • Think about bringing a fidget toy, headphones, etc. to keep your child relaxed at the clinic or distracted during the waiting time
    • All clinics offer a family-friendly environment, including distraction tools at each vaccinator station and options to be vaccinated in a semi-private tent
    • See our Children ages 5-11 webpage for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11, including tips to help your child have a positive experience while getting their vaccine and what to expect after vaccination.  

What to expect at a community vaccination clinic

Wondering what it's like to get your COVID-19 vaccination at one of our community clinics? This video shows you what to expect.

Vaccine clinic tour for children ages 5-11

Preparing your child for their vaccination appointment can help result in a more positive vaccination experience for both you and your child. If you/your child is wondering what to expect at their upcoming appointment, follow along on this tour of a typical vaccination clinic in Huron Perth:

Inclement weather

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 for news of clinic cancellation.