COVID-19 shot registration now open to 60+ age group

Journal Staff

Ontario has opened registration for individuals 60 to 69 years of age (or who turn 60 this year) to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Registration is also now open to individuals who are under 60 but have high-risk medical conditions, along with one essential caregiver.

Full details on eligibility and registration can be found on Lambton Public Health’s website, at https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/

Residents are asked to be patient if using the provincial booking system, as demand is expected to be high and delays possible.

Those under 60 years of age with one or more of the health conditions outlined in the prioritization of Phase 2 populations should contact their healthcare provider, said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health.

“Lambton Public Health has developed a referral form for all local primary care physicians to assess eligibility of their patients directly,” he said.

Registration and pre-registration also continues for:

* Individuals 70 years of age and older plus one in-home caregiver who live in the same household

* Healthcare workers (as identified in Phase 1)

* Urban Indigenous adults

* Adult recipients of chronic home care, plus one in-home caregiver who resides in the same household

* The Province’s first group in their Phase 2 rollout (essential frontline workers who cannot work from home) which includes elementary and secondary school staff and Lambton College teachers conducting in-person instruction, childcare and licensed foster care workers, faith leaders, enforcement/inspection/compliance roles, agricultural and farm workers, and food manufacturing employees.

Visit GetTheVaccine.ca for the latest COVID-19 related updates in Lambton County.