COVID -19 Vaccination Information
- Everyone 12 years and over is now eligible to book their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. You can book at https://covidvaccinelm.ca to arrange an appointment at one of the mass vaccination sites. Remember to check some of the smaller venues (Earl Nichols, North London, St Thomas, Tillsonburg) as they often have appointments sooner.
- For patients who received an AstraZeneca vaccine as their 1st dose, we have no further information as to your 2nd dose but would encourage you to contact the location that provided you with your 1st dose. Reassuringly, studies out of the UK have shown that the risk of clot from the 2nd dose of AstraZeneca appears to be around 1 in 600,000. We are also waiting on studies out of the UK to show the safety and effectiveness of mixing vaccines (eg. AstraZeneca followed by Pfizer). We promise to give you an update as soon as we have clarification. The current evidence shows that getting an AstraZeneca booster closer to 12 weeks is more effective than getting it earlier than 8 weeks.
- The province announced last week that 80+ year olds would be eligible to move up their 2nd doses as of May 31. Please note that this only applies to health units using the provincial booking system, while the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has its own booking system. The MLHU is currently looking at how they will plan to move up the 2nd doses for the 80+ year olds, and we will let you know as soon as we get further details. Here is their press release on this matter: https://www.healthunit.com/news/mlhu-preparing-to-accelerate-second-dose-appointments
-For patients looking to book their FIRST MODERNA VACCINE with Byron Family Medical Center, please call 519 472 9670 and speak to reception. We currently have openings on;
WED JUNE 2nd
WED JUNE 16th
We are so proud of how many of our patients have already stepped up to be vaccinated. Keep up the great work everyone! Remember that getting yourself, your friends, and your family vaccinated is our best bet as getting back to the normal lives we all miss.
We are thrilled to announce that the Byron Family Medical Centre is now able to vaccinate adults aged 18+ for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!
If you are a patient at our BFMC, please contact us directly via phone to book your appointment. We have appointment slots in the next 2-weeks.
If someone lives in your household and they are also eligible for their vaccine, but they are not a member of our family medical practice, please let us know when calling and we will contact them with appointment availability.
If you know someone that would like to be on an end of day call in list and can arrive to the clinic in 60-minutes or less, please have them email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, phone number, and the number of minutes they can arrive in.
As we are continuing to maintain a large family practice amidst our vaccine efforts, we kindly ask that you do not contact the clinic via phone if you are not currently a patient. We also ask that you do not contact us to inquire about end-of-day doses as our phone lines are limited in capacity. If there are end of day doses, you will hear from us! Thank you.
To book online : https://www.covidvaccineelm.ca
To book by phone: 226-289-3560 Open 8am to 530 pm Monday to Sunday
Please see below information taken from our Health units website (www.healthunit.com). Thank you.
Who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?
For the most up to date information please visit: https://www.healthunit.com/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility
How do I book my vaccine appointment?
Currently there are NO vaccination clinics open to the public. Those who are currently eligible are being contacted directly, either by their employer, the long-term care or retirement home with which they are associated, or by the Middlesex-London Health Unit with instructions on how to move forward with booking an appointment.
Where will my vaccination occur?
Vaccinations are delivered in London and Middlesex County, during Phase 1 of the Province’s Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan, in two ways:
Middlesex-London Health Unit has partnered with the Middlesex-London Paramedic Services to develop mobile teams. They are currently visiting all long-term care and retirement homes.
Vaccination Clinics are currently operating at the Western Fair Agriplex in London and the Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges. Two future sites have been announced at the North London Optimist Community Centre and the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre in London.
Further communications will be provided by the Health Unit and posted here when additional members of the public are eligible to receive the vaccine.