80+ and chronic home care recipients can now pre-register for COVID-19 vaccination

Advisory Alert

March 5, 2021

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To: Local Health System Partners


Any individual born in 1941 or earlier and those who receive chronic home care services are now eligible to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. This Advisory Alert provides information about the pre-registration and lottery process and next steps for vaccine rollout. You are key to ensuring your clients/patients are informed and encouraged to get vaccinated.

80+ and chronic home care recipient’s pre-registration survey

As you know, distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is occurring in a phased approach across the province of Ontario. Individuals aged 80 and older in the year 2021, and chronic home care recipients are identified as an immediate priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the next stages of rollout.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is relying on primary care practitioners and other health system partners including Ontario Health North to communicate directly with these eligible vaccine recipients. If you have a client/patient that receives private home care, please ensure you are advising them of their eligibility.

As the vaccine supply is limited, lotteries will be held to match vaccine recipients to the number of doses available. Individuals who pre-register will be entered in a lottery and those drawn from the lottery will be contacted directly, by email or phone, with information on how to book an appointment.

Primary care practitioners and Ontario Health North will support Public Health Sudbury & Districts in reaching those eligible for vaccination at these upcoming clinics. An online pre-registration survey is to be completed by all eligible recipients: www.surveymonkey.ca/r/vaccineappointment. If your client does not have an email, please call them directly to discuss the pre-registration process. If your client requires support to pre-register, they are welcome to call the call centre at 1.800.708.2505, seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The call centre will be open to assist clients with pre-registration starting Saturday March 6, 2021, at 7 a.m.

The first upcoming clinics for this priority group are scheduled in Sudbury at the Carmichael Arena, March 11, 12, 2021. Vaccination clinics are by appointment only. While the pre-registration survey will remain open, names for these first clinics will be drawn from those registered by Tuesday March 9, at 9 a.m.

There are certain considerations for special populations for COVID-19 vaccines, such as people who are immunosuppressed, and those who have severe allergies. Please visit the frequently asked questions on the Public Health Sudbury & Districts website for more information. We encourage health care providers to consult with at-risk clients prior to them booking a vaccine appointment.

Please direct additional questions directly to Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.


Original Signed By

Dr. Penny Sutcliffe
Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

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This item was last modified on August 4, 2021