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Community Vaccine Update for August 2, 2022

Statistics for residents 5 and older

  • Vaccine doses administered so far: 218,437 doses
  • Number of people with 2 doses: 67,509
  • Proportion of local population 5+ with at least 1 dose: 82.1%
  • Proportion of local population 5+ with 2 doses: 79.6%


Vaccine Eligibility

  • Individuals who are 18 years of age and older are now eligible for an additional booster (i.e. fourth dose). Booster doses for these groups are recommended at an interval of five months (140 days) after the previous dose but can be received at a minimum interval of three months (84 days).
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals aged 12+ who received a three-dose primary series are eligible for a second booster dose (i.e. fifth dose). Second booster doses for these groups are recommended at an interval of five months for individuals aged 18+ and at an interval of 6 months for individuals aged 12-17. Doses can be received at a minimum interval of three months.
  • If you have recently had COVID-19 you are still eligible for a first, second, or booster dose of the vaccine. Residents should wait until they are out of isolation and symptoms have resolved to receive their next dose. The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) recommendation for the COVID-19 vaccine after COVID-19 infection is to wait up to three months after infection to receive the next dose.
  • Health Canada has authorized the use of a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 6 months to 5 years old. This product is now available to the Haldimand and Norfolk communities.

Book an Appointment

  • Appointments for first, second, and booster doses are available across the two counties and through various channels, including public health clinics, primary care, pharmacies, and pop-up clinics. Appointments can be booked at
  • GO-VAXX bus clinic appointments can be booked at and are posted 4 days prior to the clinic. Pfizer (for individuals aged 12+) and Pediatric Pfizer (for individuals aged 5-11) will be available. Walk-ins welcome. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
    • Wednesday, August 3  —Riverside Exhibition Center, Caledonia between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 4 — Port Rowan Public School, Port Rowan between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    • Friday, August 5 — Dunnville Lifespan Center, Dunnville between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 6 — Culver Street Parking Lot, Simcoe between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 10 —Cayuga Community Center, Cayuga between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 13 —95 Culver Street, Simcoe between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Novavax is available to interested residents in Haldimand and Norfolk by appointment only. To request Novavax, please contact the Vaccine Hotline at [email protected] or 519-427-5903.
  • The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit continues to remind residents that being up to date on COVID-19 vaccines is the most effective way to protect yourself from severe COVID-19 infection, including infection with the Omicron variant.
  • NACI strongly recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for five to 11-year-olds. Getting children vaccinated is an important way to protect them. Children can book an appointment and the schedule can be found on the booking tool at