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First Doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are available for individuals 12 (or turning 12 in 2021) and older.


Second Doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are available for individuals who received their first dose a minimum 28 days ago.


Based on advice from Ontario’s Vaccine Clinical Advisory Group and due to an observed increase in Ontario of the very rare heart condition called pericarditis/myocarditis following vaccination with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Health has issued a preferential recommendation for the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 12 to 24 (including those turning 12 in 2021).

Please note that individuals who received Moderna for their first dose can safely receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for their second dose.

Children & youth 12 (or turning 12 in 2021) to 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine only at this time.


Where to Get Your First/Second Dose

  • 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.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should not attend a vaccination site.
  • Visit the Government of Ontario website for what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Mass Vaccination Site
Walk-ins and appointments available.

Devonshire Mall

(former Sears location at the north end of the mall)
3050 Howard Ave, Windsor, N8X 3Y8

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Book, View, or Cancel an Appointment

Call 226-773-2200 for assistance, available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - Sunday. Due to high call volumes, it may take multiple attempts to speak with a representative. Interpretation services are available.

Free parking available.


Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics
No appointment or health card required.

Individuals 12 (or turning 12 in 2021) and older who have not yet received a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to attend the following Pop-up Vaccination Clinics.

Friday, October 22

Location: Leamington Half Century Centre

160 Talbot St E
Leamington

Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Monday, October 25

Location: Goodlife Fitness at Tecumseh Mall

7670 Tecumseh Road East
Windsor

Hours: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 26

Location: Sandwich - Windsor Essex Community Health Centre

3325 College Ave
Windsor

Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 27

Location: Windsor Bus Terminal

300 Chatham Street West
Windsor

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday, October 29

Location: WECHU Leamington office

33 Princess Street, Leamington
Windsor

Hours: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Friday, October 29

Location: Leamington Half Century Centre

160 Talbot St E
Leamington

Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Pharmacy Vaccination

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


Health Care Providers

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


Additional Locations

The PUMA Clinic

The PUMA paediatric clinic at Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) is open for urgent medical assessment of children 17 years of age and under. The PUMA clinic offers COVID-19 testing, urgent care medical assessment based on potential COVID-19 symptoms and, where appropriate, COVID-19 vaccinations using the approved Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group.

For more information, call 519-973-4443 or visit WRH website.

Location:

The former site of the Met Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre in the parking area adjacent to the Met Campus Emergency Department.

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Third Doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are available for the following select vulnerable populations:

  • Individuals receiving active treatment1 (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 stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Individuals receiving active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies2 (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids (refer to the CIG for suggested definition of high dose steroids), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive (see Table 1 in the Ministry of Health Third Dose Recommendations Guidance Document for the list of immunosuppressant medications for third doses).
  • Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings (e.g. assisted-living facilities, chronic care hospitals, naturally occurring congregate retirement settings/congregate senior’s apartment buildings, etc.). Learn more from this Government of Ontario fact sheet.

For the above groups, your third dose must occur, at minimum, two months (8 weeks) after your second dose. Note: The recommended interval for residents of high-risk congregate settings is at least 5 months (20 weeks) after your second dose.

Prior to being vaccinated individuals in the above groups should consult with their treating health care provider to determine the exact timing of their vaccination, in order to optimize the immune response from the vaccine series and minimize delays in the management of their underlying condition.

Individuals in the above groups who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine should be immunized with a primary series of three doses of an mRNA vaccine.

Based on advice from Ontario’s Vaccine Clinical Advisory Group and due to an observed increase in Ontario of the very rare heart condition called pericarditis/myocarditis following vaccination with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Health has issued a preferential recommendation for the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 12 to 24 (including those turning 12 in 2021).

Please note that individuals who received Moderna for their first or second dose can safely receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for their third dose.

Children & youth 12 (or turning 12 in 2021) to 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine only at this time.

How to Get Your Third Dose

Based on existing vaccine registration records from first and second doses, all patients categorized as moderately to severely immunocompromised will be contacted directly to schedule an appointment for their third dose. The WECHU will work closely with the congregate settings listed above to administer third doses.

Those uncertain about their eligibility should contact their health care provider prior to scheduling a vaccination appointment. Once you have confirmed your eligibility, please call 226-773-2200 to book your appointment.

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