COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

The Town of Lincoln is working closely with partners in Niagara to deliver vaccines to the Lincoln community. The Niagara Regional Vaccination Task Force includes representation from the Town of Lincoln. 

The Provincial government has announced that starting Wednesday, September 22, Proof of Vaccination will be required in select settings. Please stay tuned for impacts to Town of Lincoln facilities and services. 
The provincial COVID-19 vaccine registration portal is open. Eligible residents can book an appointment either online at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Information Line number at 1-833-943-3900.

Booking an appointment

  • All Ontarians turning 12 in 2021 and older, or an individual trusted to make an appointment on their behalf, can book appointments for their first and second vaccine dose through the Provincial booking system.
  • The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are authorized by Health Canada for ages 12 and older. Both vaccines can be administered to children turning 12 in 2021.
  • The Province has accelerated timing for the general population to schedule their second dose appointment of the vaccine:
    • Those who received the AstraZeneca vaccine are eligible to book their second dose appointment at an interval of 8 weeks.
    • All eligible Ontarians can receive a second dose at least 28 days after the first dose.
    • The Province has announced that the first and second doses of different COVID-19 vaccines can be safely combined.
  • Have questions about the vaccine or eligibility? Please e-mail Niagara Region Public Health to have your questions answered.

Niagara Region Vaccination Sites

Niagara Region Public Health has established a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule offering clinics throughout the region. The Lincoln Community Centre (Seniors Centre) is no longer a vaccination site.

  • Lincoln residents can register for any vaccine clinic site in the Niagara Region or across the province.

  • Walk-ins are welcome at Niagara Region Public Health Clinics for everyone ages 12+ for first and second doses (Pfizer and Moderna are available).
  • Niagara Health has opened a new smaller clinic at the St. Catharines site. The new vaccination clinic is located in the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at their St. Catharines site. The clinic will operate from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. seven days a week and will offer both walk-in and booked appointments (closed between 12 and 1 p.m. and dependent on bookings).
  • Niagara Health is administering third COVID-19 vaccine doses to select high-risk populations starting Tuesday, August 31. 

Pharmacies 

  • AstraZeneca Vaccine is available at select pharmacies. Those who received their first dose AstraZeneca vaccine will be eligible to book their second dose appointment at an interval of 8 weeks or more. The Province has announced that the first and second doses of different COVID-19 vaccines can be safely combined.
  • The Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is available in select pharmacies for those turning 12 in 2021 or older.  
  • The Province paused the administration of the first dose of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine on May 11 out of an abundance of caution due to an observed increase in the rare blood clotting condition, known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT), linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • If you received this vaccine and notice any of the following symptoms, please talk to your health care provider to rule out whether you have the rare clotting disorder: a severe headache that does not go away; a seizure; difficulty moving part of your body; new blurry vision or double vision that does not go away; difficulty speaking; shortness of breath; severe chest, back, or abdominal pain; unusual bleeding or bruising; new reddish or purplish spots, or blood blisters; or new severe swelling, pain, or colour change of an arm or a leg.

Need a Ride? 

  • Rides are available to seniors who need transportation to get to their appointment through Community Support Services of Niagara at 905-682-3800 ext. 709.
  • Free transit fare is available through NRT OnDemand to residents travelling to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. To receive the free fare, riders are required to show the driver a vaccination appointment confirmation (e-mail or another format) to board transit and proof of vaccination for the return trip. This process applies to  appointments for both the first and second dose. Rides can be to/from one of the 11 vaccination sites operated by the Niagara Region.
  • Free rides to vaccination appointments are also available for Niagara Specialized Transit.
  • Niagara Region Senior Community Programs provide transportation to residents in the 80+ age group who have a vaccination appointment but no other means of transportation to get there. Call: 905-984-2621 (or toll free: 1-877-212-3922)

Information For Your Appointment

For information on what to do on the day of your appointment, please visit Niagara Region’s website for details.

More details on COVID-19 vaccination in Niagara are available on Niagara Public Health's Vaccination web page.

Out of Province Vaccines

To report a vaccination that was administered outside of Ontario, please complete Niagara Region Public Health's online form.


Questions?

The Town of Lincoln customer service staff are available at 905-563-8205 (Mon to Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to assist with any questions.

Is the vaccine safe?

Only vaccines that are safe and effective will be approved for use in Canada. Please see information from the Government of Ontario on COVID-19 Vaccine Safety.

I lost my vaccination receipt; can I get a copy?

Anyone who received their COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario and has a green health card, can get a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination receipt using the online Provincial booking system. After you log in with your health card number, you will receive an option to book an appointment or get a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination receipt.

If you have a red and white health card, you will have to call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 to request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination receipt.

Information Resources on Vaccines and Vaccinations

Government of Canada

Government of Ontario

Niagara Region Public Health

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