Huron Perth residents over 80 can book a COVID-19 Vaccine now

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Huron Perth Public Health is opening up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to adults aged 80 and older, and Indigenous adults aged 55 and older. Appointments can be booked online at http://www.hpph.ca/vaccine or by calling 1-833-753-2098. Have your OHIP card ready.

The phone line opened today as of 2:30 p.m. and will be staffed 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The line will also be staffed Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7. Appointments are for clinics over the next few weeks in several locations across Huron-Perth, including Goderich and Stratford as well as rotating across municipalities in Huron and Perth.

The Health Unit asks people to book their appointment online if they are able, or have a caregiver who can help them book online, since phone lines are very busy. If you call, please listen to the recording and wait to be connected to a scheduler. Caregivers and spouses who are under 80 years of age are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

Eligible groups for first-dose vaccination:
-Staff and essential caregivers in long-term care homes, retirement homes, and any residents of these settings that have not yet received a first dose of vaccine.
-Alternative level of care patients in hospitals who have a confirmed admission to a long-term care home, retirement home or other congregate care home for seniors.
-“Highest Priority” health care workers, followed by some “Very High Priority” health care workers.
-Residents and staff in other congregate care settings for seniors, including assisted living facilities.
-Adults over the age of 80 (born in 1941 or earlier)
-Indigenous adults aged 55 and older (born in 1966 or earlier)

Eligible health care workers are being contacted directly and will receive booking directions from their employer.