The COVID-19 vaccination is here.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is the most effective step you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones, and to help your community fight the virus. Tested and approved by the Government of Canada, the vaccine is the best way for you to stay safe. Vaccination programs for Indigenous communities are now being rolled out across Southwestern Ontario.
Learn more about the vaccine on the Government of Canada’s website.
Vaccine medical exemptions
At SOAHAC, we’ve received a number of questions about COVID-19 vaccines, and about medical exemptions. It’s important to know that most people can safely get a COVID-19 vaccine. The reason to get the COVID-19 vaccine is to be protected from getting very ill or dying from COVID-19. And, vaccines also lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 to others. We’re sharing a document that outlines medical reasons for vaccine exemptions to help you understand if it applies to you. Please review this document to see if you qualify for an exemption before reaching out to the SOAHAC team at your preferred site.
7,500+ vaccines administered
SOAHAC staff and local partners have administered over 7,500 vaccines to Indigenous folks in our community. Thanks to our staff for their support of this important program!
Vaccination program update
The health and safety of our clients, families and staff is our top priority and we are committed to providing safe, caring, and accessible care to our community. We will continue to support culturally aware vaccination care in designated urban and rural communities, however there have been changes to how COVID-19 vaccine appointments are scheduled. Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre will no longer book appointments for COVID-19 vaccines.
All bookings or inquiries should be directed to your local public health unit:
If you live in the Waterloo-Wellington area please visit regionofwaterloo.ca
If you live in the Woodstock, St Thomas, Elgin area please visit swpubichealth.ca
If you live in the London Middlesex area please visit healthunit.com
If you live in the Huron Perth area please visit hpph.ca
If you live in the Sarnia Lambton area please visit lambtonpublichealth.ca
If you live in the Chatham Kent area please visit ckphu.com
If you live in the Windsor Essex area please visit wechu.org
Miigwetch / Yaw^ko /Anushiik/ Wela’lin/ Thank You,