People with high-risk health conditions now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine at RVH-led clinic

This includes people with a Body Mass Index of over 40

The door is now open for people with highest risk and high-risk health conditions to get a vaccine through the COVID-19 Immunization Clinic operated by Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

This includes people with a Body Mass Index over 40 and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The eligibility categories, as defined by the provincial strategy, can be found at Ontario.ca or by using this link. All people who meet the criteria outlined on this list are now eligible to pre-register for the vaccine on the RVH website (rvh.on.ca/vaccine). Once pre-registered the patient is notified and booked an appointment at the clinic located at 29 Sperling Drive in Barrie.

People eligible include:

  • People with Body Mass Index >40  – calculate your BMI here
  • People with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • Organ transplant recipients
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
  • People with neurological diseases that may compromise respiratory function
  • Haematological malignancy diagnosed in the last year (2020)
  • Kidney disease eGFR <30
  • Treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g. chemotherapy)

Eligible patients affiliated with RVH’s renal and cancer programs have been contacted to book a vaccine appointment.