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Current Vaccination Clinics and Newly Eligible Individuals as Province Moves into Phase 2 of Vaccinations

Posted: April 6, 2021

Current Populations Eligible for Vaccination in Windsor-Essex:

Vaccination Clinics –

Adults 60 years of age or older   Book an appointment online or call 226-773-2200 for assistance.

Adults 55 years of age or older Contact a participating pharmacy near you to book an appointment.

Adults in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations  Contact the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre to book an appointment.

Congregate Settings – Adult recipients of Chronic Home Health Care  Eligible residents will be contacted by a partnering agency.

**  Public health units and vaccination clinics have been directed to put in place processes to fill last-minute cancellations, "no-shows," and end-of-day remaining doses with people who are identified as priority populations by the province

 April 6, 2021-  Province of Ontario Announces moving into Phase 2 of the Vaccination Plan

On Tuesday, the provincial government confirmed that it is moving into Phase 2 of the vaccination plan to reach individuals in "hot spot" communities. Windsor Essex is one of 13 hotspots identified in  Ontario.

The plan remains age-focused while also prioritizing those living or working in high-risk congregate settings, individuals with high-risk chronic conditions (and their caregivers), those who cannot work from home and at-risk populations.

 As early as Tuesday, individuals with the following highest-risk health conditions will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario:

  • Organ transplant recipients;
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients;
  • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis);
  • Hematological malignancy diagnosed less than one year ago;
  • Sickle cell disease;
  • Kidney disease eGFR< 30; and
  • Essential caregivers for individuals in the groups listed above.


Patients with the specific health conditions listed above and their essential caregivers will be identified for vaccination due to an increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, regardless of age. The province expects to reach the majority of this group through hospital clinics by the end of April 2021.

Other groups that will become eligible to receive vaccines as part of Phase Two of the Ontario immunization program include:

  • Individuals with specific health conditions which make them at high-risk or at-risk, as well as some primary caregivers;
  • People who live and work in congregate settings and some primary caregivers; and,
  • Certain workers cannot work from home (e.g., elementary/secondary school staff, food manufacturing workers, high-risk and critical retail workers, and more).


With a steady supply of the COVID-19 vaccine expected from the federal government, it's expected over nine million Ontarians will be offered their first vaccination between April and the end of June 2021.  


PEOPLE AGE 50 and older

People over age 50 living in  Windsor Essex  ( Postal Codes  N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N8H, N9Y) are also eligible to book vaccination appointments. The WECHU website has not been updated with today's latest announcement.  Check the WECHU website later today  for more information