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Third Doses are available for all individuals aged 18 and over who received their second dose at least three months (84 days) ago.

The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use by Health Canada as a booster dose.

Individuals who received two doses of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine are recommended to receive an mRNA vaccine for their booster dose.

To learn more about third dose recommendations, see the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) guidance statement and COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations from the Ontario Ministry of Health.

  • Individuals receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis).
  • Individuals receiving active treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for solid tumour or hematologic malignancies.
  • Recipients of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy).
  • Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Individuals with stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Individuals receiving active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies2 (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids (refer to the CIG for suggested definition of high dose steroids), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive (see Table 1 in the Ministry of Health Third Dose Recommendations Guidance Document for the list of immunosuppressant medications for third doses).

In order to optimize the immune response from the vaccine series and minimize delays in the management of their underlying condition, individuals should consult with their health care provider beforehand to determine the exact timing of their vaccination. Those uncertain about their eligibility should contact their health care provider prior to scheduling a vaccination appointment.


Second Doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are available for individuals 12 and older who received their first dose at least 28 days ago. Children 5 to 11 are able to receive their second dose 8 weeks after their first dose.

The Ontario Ministry of Health has issued a preferential recommendation for the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 12-29. View the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet (12+) for more details.


First Doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are available for individuals 5 years of age or older (or turning 5 in 2021).

All children aged 5 to 11 must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian to receive a vaccination.

View a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet for Children.

The Ontario Ministry of Health has issued a preferential recommendation for the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 12-29. View the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet (12+) for more details.


Guidance for Special Populations

Based on Recommendations from the Ministry of Health, the following individuals are eligible to receive a three-dose primary series, in which three doses of vaccine, instead of two, is recommended to enhance immune response and establish an adequate level of protection:

  • Individuals receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis).
  • Individuals receiving active treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for solid tumour or hematologic malignancies.
  • Recipients of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy).
  • Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • • Individuals with stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Individuals receiving active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies2 (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids (refer to the CIG for suggested definition of high dose steroids), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive (see Table 1 in the Ministry of Health Third Dose Recommendations Guidance Document for the list of immunosuppressant medications for third doses).

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who are eligible for a three-dose primary series may receive a booster dose (i.e., 4th dose) ≥6 months (168 days) after completion of the extended primary series.

Those uncertain about their eligibility should contact their health care provider prior to scheduling a vaccination appointment.

It is recommended that a re-vaccination with a new COVID-19 vaccine primary series be initiated post-transplantation for hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) (autologous or allogeneic), and recipients of CAR-T-cell therapy. As per the Canadian Immunization Guideline.

Individuals who receive hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT), hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) (autologous or allogeneic), and recipients of CAR-T-cell therapy are eligible to vaccinate with a new COVID-19 primary series post-transplantation. When scheduling your re-vaccination appointments, notify the booking line that you are re-vaccinating. To schedule a vaccination appointment at the mass vaccination site, please call 226-773-2200, available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday.

Those uncertain about their eligibility should contact their health care provider prior to scheduling a vaccination appointment.


Where to get Vaccinated

  • If you do not have an OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) card, you can still get a vaccine by presenting another form of a government issued-photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, Status Card or other provincial health cards. You do not have to be a Canadian citizen to receive a vaccine if you are a current resident of Windsor-Essex. Note: Children 5 to 11 must be accompanied by their custodial parent or guardian to receive a vaccine and will be required to present a health card or other form of identification.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate, you should not attend a vaccination site.
  • Visit the Government of Ontario website for what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Mass Vaccination Site
First, second and third doses through appointment only, with no walk-ins being permitted at this time.

Devonshire Mall

(former Sears location at the north end of the mall)
3050 Howard Ave, Windsor, N8X 3Y8

Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre

(formerly Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex)
249 Sherk Street, Leamington, ON N8H 4X7
Leamington, ON

Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

(Dr. Y Emara Centre for Healthy Aging and Mobility located near the back of the campus)
1453 Prince Road
Windsor, ON
Parking is free in lot D.

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Tips for Parents of Children 5-11 Getting Vaccinated at Devonshire Mall Vaccination site

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To book an appointment online you will need:

  • Your contact information (including your address)
  • Your health card number
  • A phone number
  • An email address (if you would like to receive notifications)

Call 226-773-2200 for booking assistance or if you do not have a health card, available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - Sunday. Due to high call volumes, it may take multiple attempts to speak with a representative. Interpretation services are available.

Free parking available.


Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics
No appointment or health card required.

The following Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics will be open for walk-ins to individuals aged 5 years or older (or turning 5 in 2021) for first and second doses and to eligible individuals for third doses. Those who are eligible to receive their first, second, or third dose are encouraged to attend.

Children aged 5 to 11 must be accompanied by their custodial parent or guardian.

Pop-Up Schedule

There are no pop-up clinics available at this time.


Pharmacy Vaccination

Select participating pharmacies are administering COVID-19 vaccines. Contact a participating pharmacy near you.


Health Care Providers

Select healthcare providers are administering COVID-19 vaccines. Contact a participating health care provider and find out if your provider is participating.


Additional Locations

Paediatric Urgent Medical Assessment Clinic

The Paediatric Urgent Medical Assessment (PUMA) Clinic provides COVID-19 testing for children ages 3 months - 17 years, medical assessment based on potential COVID-19 symptoms, and where appropriate, COVID-19 vaccinations. If a child requires a COVID test only and are under 3 months of age, parents can book an appointment for testing only. Children less than 3 months of age with symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing or gastrointestinal problems, etc. should go to the Emergency Department.

For more information, call 519-973-4443 or visit WRH website.

Location:

The former site of the Met Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre in the parking area adjacent to the Met Campus Emergency Department.

Hours of operation:

Monday – Sunday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Last modified:
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 10:05am
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