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Children Aged 5 to 11

Recommended:

  • A two-dose primary vaccine series (second dose 8 weeks after first dose)
  • A third (first booster) dose  for children ages 5 to 11 who are immunocompromised.

Individuals Aged 12 to 59

Recommended:

  • A two-dose primary vaccine series (second dose 8 weeks after first dose)
  • A third (first booster) dose 6 months (168 days) after your second dose (if aged 12 to 17) or 3 months (84 days) after your second dose (if aged 18 to 59).
  • A fourth (second booster) dose for First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-indigenous household members aged 18 or older 5 months (140 days) after receiving their third (first booster) dose.

Individuals Aged 60 and Older

Recommended:

  • A two-dose primary vaccine series (second dose 8 weeks after first dose).
  • A third (first booster) dose 3 months (84 days) after your second dose.
  • A fourth (second booster) dose 5 months (140 days) after your previous booster dose.

The following are the minimum intervals required between doses; however, the above dose intervals are recommended.

Minimum interval between first and second dose:

Age Minimum Interval Required

5 – 11

21 days

12 – 17

21 days

18 +

21 days (if first dose was Pfizer), 28 days (if first dose was Moderna)

Minimum interval between second and third dose: 3 months

Minimum interval between third and fourth dose: 3 months (84 days)

Minimum interval between first and second booster dose: 3 months (84 days)

Please Note: if you are immunocompromised, different dose intervals apply. See below.


Individuals who are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

Recommended:

  • A three-dose primary vaccine series (second dose 8 weeks after first dose and third dose 56 days after second dose) for individuals aged five and older.
  • A fourth (first booster) dose 6 months (168 days) after your third dose (if aged 12 to 17) or 3 months (84 days) after your third dose (if aged 18 or older).
  • A fifth (second booster) dose (if 60 or older) 5 months (140 days) after previous booster dose.
  • You must bring a note from your healthcare provider or a prescription for a medication identified on the eligibility list, to the vaccination site.
  • Individuals receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)
  • Individuals receiving active treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for solid tumour or hematologic malignancies
  • Recipients of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Individuals with HIV with prior AIDS defining illness or prior CD4 count ≤200/mm3 or prior CD4 fraction ≤ 15% or (in children 5-11 years) perinatally acquired HIV infection
  • Individuals receiving active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids (refer to the Canadian Immunization Guide for suggested definition of high dose steroids), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.

Those uncertain about their eligibility should contact their health care provider prior to receiving a vaccine. Prior to being vaccinated, individuals in these groups should consult with their treating provider to determine the exact timing of their vaccination.

The following are the minimum intervals required between doses; however, the above dose intervals are recommended.

Minimum interval between first and second dose:

Age Minimum Interval Required

5 +

21 days (if first dose was Pfizer), 28 days (if first dose was Moderna)

Minimum interval between second and third dose: 28 days

Minimum interval between third and fourth (first booster) dose: 3 months (84 days)

Minimum interval between first and second booster dose: 3 months (84 days)


Individuals Who Received a Vaccine(s) Not Authorized by Health Canada (HC)

Recommended:

One additional dose of a HC authorized vaccine 28 days after your previous dose.

  • A booster dose is recommended 6 months later (if aged 12 to 17) or 3 months later (if aged 18 or older).

Recommended:

A booster dose of a HC authorized vaccine 3 months after your second dose (if aged 18 or older) or 6 months after your second dose (if aged 12 to 17).

Recommended:

A fourth (booster) dose of a HC authorized vaccine 6 months after your third dose (if aged 12 to 17) or 3 months after your third dose (if aged 18 or older).

View Health Canada’s Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines.


Individuals Who Have Had COVID-19

Recommended:

  • Continue to stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations based on the above recommendations.
  • View the Ministry of Health’s Guidance Document (Page 10) to learn the specific intervals between a previous infection and COVID-19 vaccination.

Where to get Vaccinated

  • Mask or face coverings are still required at most vaccination sites.
  • If you do not have an OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) card, you can still get a vaccine by presenting another form of a government issued-photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, Status Card or other provincial health cards. You do not have to be a Canadian citizen to receive a vaccine if you are a current resident of Windsor-Essex. 
  • Children 5 to 11 must be accompanied by their custodial parent or guardian to receive a vaccine and will be required to present a health card or other form of identification.

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate, you should not attend a vaccination site.
  • Visit the Government of Ontario website for what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Children aged 11 and under are not able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine within 14 days of other vaccines, such as the flu vaccine.

Public Health Clinics
Walk-ins, appointments.

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (Leamington Office)

This site is also a catch-up immunization clinic for vaccinations under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA).  Learn more.

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-3:45pm (closed for lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm)
Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00am-5:45pm (closed for lunch 2:00pm - 3:00pm)

By Walk-In ONLY. Free parking available.


Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (Windsor Office)

This site is also a catch-up immunization clinic for vaccinations under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA).  Learn more.

By Appointment ONLY.

Free parking is available behind the Circle K at Erie Street and Ouellette.

Or call 519-258-2146 ext. 4500.


Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics
Walk-ins only.

The following Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics will be open for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations.

Pop-Up Schedule

Monday, May 30

Location: University of Windsor Education Building - Gym Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic

401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor

Hours: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesday, May 31

Location: CMHA Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic

1400 Windsor Avenue
Windsor

Hours: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 31

Location: Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County Pop-Up Clinic

245 Janette Ave
Windsor

Hours: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Friday, June 3

Location: YMCA Gym Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic

500 Victoria Ave
Windsor

Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Pharmacy Vaccination

Select participating pharmacies are administering COVID-19 vaccines. Contact a participating pharmacy near you to get a COVID-19 vaccine.


Health Care Providers

Select healthcare providers are administering COVID-19 vaccines. Contact a participating health care provider to get a COVID-19 vaccine and find out if your provider is participating.

Last modified:
Monday, May 16, 2022 - 11:34am
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