RVH: Additional immunization appointments available to high and highest risk individuals including pregnant women

Additional appointments available starting Friday

via Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

The COVID-19 Immunization Clinic, operated by Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), is offering additional vaccination appointments starting today for those individuals with high and highest risk health conditions.

WITH A HIGHER RISK OF SERIOUS COVID COMPLICATIONS, PREGNANT WOMEN CAN NOW BOOK A VACCINE

Due to the increased number of critically ill pregnant individuals being observed in Wave 3, pregnant women are now eligible to register and book a vaccination appointment under the highest risk health conditions.

How to book an appointment:

For individuals who are 60+, please book through the provincial booking site at covid-19.ontario.ca/. This applies to those with future appointments wishing to reschedule for one of these newly available appointments.

For highest risk and high-risk health conditions, pregnant women and special education staff, please call the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900 or the Sperling Drive COVID-19 Immunization Clinic at 705-797-3159 to book an appointment for one of the newly available appointments.

People eligible include:

  • 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)
  • People with Body Mass Index >40 – calculate your BMI here
  • People with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • Pregnant individuals

The eligibility categories, as defined by the provincial strategy, can be found at Ontario.ca or by using this link.

For the most up-to-date information visit the RVH website