NWHU shares new COVID-19 eligibilities

New groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the Northwestern Health Unit region! People in the HIGHEST RISK and HIGH RISK health condition categories, including pregnant women, can now book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Anyone in the HIGHEST RISK group can book by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking System at 1-833-943-3900, or through ontario.ca/bookvaccine.

Included in this category are:

  • Organ transplant recipients
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
  • People with neurological disease
  • Haematological malignancy diagnosis less than one year ago
  • Kidney disease eGFR<30
  • Pregnant people
  • One essential caregiver for the above individuals

Anyone in the HIGH RISK group can book by completing our registration survey, found at www.nwhu.on.ca, under the “eligible populations” Hot Topic.

Included are:

  • Obesity (BMI over 40)
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (ex. Chemotherapy, immunity-weakening meds)
  • One essential caregiver for above individuals