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Northwestern Health Unit

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information, and information specific to the Northwestern Health Unit region changes rapidly, but up-to-date information can be found at this link.

The Northwestern Health Unit has thirteen branch offices throughout the Kenora and Rainy River Districts, serving Atikokan, Dryden, Ear Falls, Emo, Fort Frances, Ignace, Kenora, Machin, Pickle Lake, Rainy River, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls.

For scheduled NWHU-led vaccine clinic dates and locations, see our Scheduled NWHU-led CO?VID-19 Vaccine Clinics table.?

If you have questions or experience problems when booking, please contact the NWHU COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-468-2240.
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According to the Government of Ontario's COVID Vaccination Plan, which can be found at this link

Vaccine: Pfizer vaccine is licensed for use in people 16 years of age and older, including seniors; Moderna vaccine is licensed for use in people 18 years of age and older

Consult with health care provider if:
  • younger than 16 years of age (but between 12 to 15 years old)
  • pregnant, want to become pregnant soon after vaccination, or breastfeeding
  • have an autoimmune disorder or weakened immune system due to illness or treatment; or
  • have a bleeding problem, bruise easily
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Documents Required
Valid Ontario heath card required for vaccination
  • For people without a health card, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, passport, Status Card, etc., can be used
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