Algoma Public Health, Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, and participating pharmacies and primary care partners are ready to offer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to Algoma residents who are eligible <https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001269/ontario-accelerating-booster-eligibility-to-adults-aged-50>.
To qualify for this booster dose, individuals must be aged 50 and over, and appointments need to be booked at least 168 days after a second dose.
Vulnerable populations <https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001100/ontario-expanding-booster-eligibility-to-more-ontarians>, including those aged 70+, health care workers, those who received a viral vector primary vaccine series (AstraZeneca or Janssen), and Indigenous adults and their non-Indigenous household members, are also still able to book an appointment for a booster dose.
Although achieving high first and second dose coverage remains the focus of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination program, if you are eligible, you are highly encouraged to get your booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as an extra layer of protection. This is especially important with the ongoing high community transmission of COVID-19 in Algoma and the detection of the new Omicron variant of concern in many Ontario health units.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A PARTICIPATING PHARMACY
COVID-19 booster doses are available from participating pharmacies <https://www.algomapublichealth.com/pharmacy>.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A COMMUNITY CLINIC
Community clinics will be offering booster doses across the Algoma district.
If you live in Elliot Lake and area, please call the Elliot Lake Family Health Team to book an appointment at 1-705-461-8882 ext. 611.
If you live in Sault Ste. Marie and area, Central and East Algoma, or North Algoma, starting Monday, December 13, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. you can book an appointment online or by phone.
705-541-7370 or 1-888-440-3730
Phone lines will be open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Visit Vaccine Clinics in Algoma <https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/appointment-booking-eligibility/> and click on your region to make an appointment online.
Need a ride?
Free transportation is available to access COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Sault Ste. Marie. Call PUC Services at 705-759-6522 once you have an appointment time confirmed and they will help you book safe, free transportation to and from your appointment. Accessible transportation is also available.
Due to ongoing extremely high COVID-19 activity in Algoma, and especially in the municipality of Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma Public Health is taking further action <https://www.algomapublichealth.com/news/further-mandatory-measures-to-lower-social-gathering-limits-increase-masking-and-physical-distancing-requirements-and-restrict-high-risk-close-contact-activities/?fbclid=IwAR29NYDahkBDrp_dgva9DBYaz01K-cvlVVwiWo_VV-zc0bUDFtHhzQ_tGLo> to curb the spread of the virus, prevent severe illness and death in our communities, and protect health system capacity. Getting your COVID-19 vaccine is one of many important measures to protect yourself and others against COVID-19.