Effective July 7, 2023, individuals aged five years and older should consider delaying their COVID-19 booster until Fall 2023, as respiratory season commences, to maximize protection against COVID-19 outcomes when peak circulation of the virus is expected.
A booster dose prior to Fall 2023 may be appropriate for certain individuals based on their unique health status and personal situation. Individuals are encouraged to speak with a health care provider.
Recommendations for fall booster doses will be available closer to Fall 2023.
For more information, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine page.
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 aged 11 and under 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.
- If you have had a COVID-19 infection, you must wait 6 months from positive test before receiving a booster dose. Visit the Government of Ontario website for what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Individuals 6 months and older may receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time, or at any time before or after, other vaccines.
Public Health Clinics
Free parking is available behind the Circle K at Erie Street and Ouellette.
COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment ONLY.
For clients aged 6 months to 4 years: Parents and guardians are encouraged to first call their health care provider for availability, or contact a participating pharmacy to book an appointment. Available at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s offices.
Or call 519-258-2146.
Select participating pharmacies are administering COVID-19 vaccines. Contact a participating pharmacy near you to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
View a list of pharmacies administering the COVID-19 pediatric vaccine by appointment.
Health Care Providers
Contact your health care provider to verify if they are administering COVID-19 vaccines. Please note that your health care provider may not be directly administering COVID-19 vaccines; however, the vaccine may be available through a partnering health care provider.
Accessibility & Childcare Supports
A variety of local support is available to help residents attend a vaccination clinic.
Interpretation services are available at public health and pop-up vaccination sites in ALL languages.
For community supports for language and interpretation, call 2-1-1.
Families who qualify can utilize free childcare service while they attend a pre-scheduled vaccination appointment.
The ‘Be Back Soon’ program run by Connections Early Years Family Centre, funded through Pathway to Potential, provides no-cost, unlicensed short-term childcare for qualifying parents with young children by Registered Early Childhood educators.
This program is also available to families living in “Hot Spot” postal code areas of N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N8H, and N9Y.
This childcare is provided at the Connections Early Years Family Centre (795 Giles Blvd E, Windsor, N9A 4E5).
For more information or to book an appointment for childcare services, contact Connections at 519-252-9696.
Please note: Connections Early Years Family Centre does not administer vaccines.