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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre was selected by the Ministry of Health to administer vaccines and to test the travel logistics in Northern Ontario and support the administration of the vaccine to Indigenous and remote communities.

NOTICE: At this time, our site is not open to the public for vaccinations. To learn more about eligibility criteria and plans for expanding to the early groups, please visit:

If you have any questions, please see below or contact the Ministry of Health.

About the Vaccine

How effective is the vaccine?
The vaccine was found to be 95% effective in trial participants without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection (the virus responsible for COVID-19) and also in participants with or without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, in each case at 7 days after the second dose.


Who can receive the vaccine?
In the first few months of the Ontario immunization program, early doses of the vaccine will be available for:

Why can’t everyone be vaccinated now?

The amount of vaccine available is limited and the groups listed above are at higher risk of infection and serious illness from COVID-19 than the general population.

What can I do while I wait?
Until vaccines are widely available, everyone must:

  • continue to follow local public health advice for your region
  • avoid travelling to lower transmission areas, unless you have to (for example, do not travel from an orange zone to a yellow zone)
  • You can also:

  • download the COVID Alert app
  • stay up-to-date with the latest information about COVID-19 in Ontario
  • Sources:


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