Residents 90 and older can start pre-registering today for COVID-19 shots

Journal Staff

Vaccine pre-registration for local residents has started today for individuals 90 years and older, Lambton Public Health says.

Immunization clinics for residents 90 and older will begin on Saturday, March 6, and continue through the week of March 8 by appointment only, the health unit said.

To pre-register for a vaccination, residents are asked to go to http://getthevaccine.ca/register

A Call Centre is also on standby to assist with registrations. The Call Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 519-383-8331.

All eligible Lambton residents who pre-register will be called to confirm an appointment at one of two fixed site clinics in Point Edward or Forest.

Because a high volume of calls is expected, people are encouraged to register online.

“Together with our partners, Lambton Public Health’s number one priority is to vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as we can,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health.

Caregivers who live with an individual age 90 or older can also pre-register for the vaccine starting today. Each individual can identify up to one in-home caregiver.

A valid government issued ID showing your name, date of birth and address is required for all participants, including caregivers who must provide proof they reside in the same household.

Those age 90 and older and their caregivers are encouraged to complete the pre-registration form together.

Residents 80 years of age and older can begin pre-registering for vaccinations using the new online provincial system the week of March 15. More information will be provided once available, the health unit said.

Ranade said he is confident vaccine deliveries will be larger and more consistent in the coming weeks.

“This will allow us to execute our plans for a large immunization clinic, and more availability for temporary occasional clinics throughout Lambton County,” he said.