These priority groups are now able to book a vaccine appointment with the RCDHU:
- All individuals 50+
- All residents and staff of congregate living facilities.
- Long-Term Care and Retirement Home essential caregivers.
- Indigenous residents (on or off reserve) who are 18+.
- Faith based leaders who, as part of their role, provide end of life care, care of the deceased, home visits to unwell persons, or pastoral care in LTC/RHs or other vulnerable settings.
- All health care workers.
- Anyone receiving chronic home care that have been identified by home health care organizations. This group will receive a call notifying them that they are eligible and should book after receiving this call.
- Education staff supporting students with complex special education needs.
- Residents with the following high-risk health conditions and one essential caregiver for those in the high-risk health condition group: Organ transplant recipients, Stem cell transplant recipients, Neurological diseases in which breathing function may be impacted, Haematological malignancy (acute lymphocytic (ALL), chronic lymphocytic (CLL), acute myeloid (AML), chronic myeloid (CML)), myeloma, and lymphoma (Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s (NHL)), Kidney disease eGFR< 30, Obesity (BMI > 40), Treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g., chemotherapy, immunity- weakening medications such as long-term steroid treatment rheumatoid arthritis, lupus), Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down Syndrome), and individuals who are pregnant.
- Child care workers in licensed child care settings
- All elementary and secondary school workers (including educators, custodial, school bus drivers, administrative staff)
- Workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, critical infrastructure restoration workers)
- Enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including by-law enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, labour inspectors, WSIB field workers)
- Remaining individuals working in licensed childcare settings (including all licensees, employees and students on educational placements who interact directly with children in licensed childcare centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs, licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of home child care agencies). • Foster care agenda workers (including customary care providers)
- Food manufacturing and distribution workers
- Agriculture and farm workers
- Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers
- Residents with at-risk health conditions such as: Immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders, Stroke and cerebrovascular disease, Dementia, Diabetes, Liver disease, All other cancers, Respiratory diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, pleurisy, Spleen problems, such as asplenia, Heart disease, Hypertension with end organ damage, Diagnosed mental disorder, Substance use disorders, Sickle cell disease, Thalassemia, Immunocompromising health conditions, and Other disabilities requiring direct support care in the community.
- Essential and critical retail workers (including grocery, foodbank, pharmacy, ServiceOntario, ServiceCanada, Passport Canada, wholesalers and general goods, restaurant, LCBO workers).
- Workers in manufacturing industries directly involved in supporting the COVID-19covid 19 response, construction (including infrastructure) and other essential businesses and services where facilities are at heightened risk for COVID-19covid 19 outbreaks and spread.
- Social workers and social services staff who provide in-person client services (including youth justice workers, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program case workers).
- Courts and justice system workers (including probation and parole workers)
- Transportation, warehousing and distribution workers (including public transit workers, truck drivers supporting essential services, marine and rail cargo and maintenance, highway maintenance).
- Electricity (including system operations, generation, transmission, distribution and storage workers).
- Communications infrastructure workers (including cellular, satellite, landline, internet, public safety radio).
- Water and wastewater management workers.
- Financial services workers (bank branch staff).
- Veterinarians and veterinary teams.
- Waste management workers.
- Oil and petroleum workers (including petroleum refineries, crude oil and petroleum storage, transmission and distribution, retail sale of fuel).
- Natural gas and propane gas workers (including compression, storage, transmission and distribution of natural gas and propane).
- Mine workers (including those needed to ensure the continued operation of active mines).
- Uranium processing workers (those working in the refining and conversion of uranium and fabrication of fuel for nuclear power plants).
If you are in one of these priority groups, you can register here. The vaccination clinic is at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (393 Pembroke Street West - parking lot accessible by Lake Street).
Effective May 13 at 8:00 a.m., eligibility will expand to all individuals 40-49.
For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations in our region, please visit the RCDHU immunization website.
For a helpful guide of frequently asked questions from the RCDHU, click here.