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.
- Niagara Region Public Health is following Ontario’s three-phase vaccine distribution plan.
- The Province of Ontario announced on April 6 that it is moving to Phase Two of its COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan. More details on local impacts to come.
Booking an appointment
Provincial Booking System
As of May 21, residents aged 12+ (born 2009 and earlier) or an individual trusted to make an appointment on their behalf, can book appointments for their first vaccine dose through the Provincial booking system. Currently, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine currently authorized by Health Canada for ages 12 to 17 in Canada.
The Province has also accelerated timing for the general population to schedule their second dose appointment of the vaccine:
Individuals aged 70 and older, as well as individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) on or before April 18, 2021, can book their second dose appointment starting Monday, June 7 at 8 a.m.
Those who recieved the AstraZeneca vaccine will be eligible to book their second dose appointment at an interval of 8 weeks or more starting Monday, June 14.
As of Monday, June 21 at 8:00 a.m., individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 9, 2021 will be eligible to book or rebook their second dose appointment at a shortened interval.
As of Wednesday, June 23 at 8:00 a.m., individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 30, 2021 and who live in the catchment area of one of the 10 public health units identified as Delta hot spots (Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Porcupine, Simcoe-Muskoka, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, and York public health units) will be eligible to book or rebook their second dose appointment at a shortened interval.
Starting the week of June 28 (days / sequence to be confirmed) all Ontarians aged 18 and over who have received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to book their second dose appointment. The appointment will be scheduled at least 28 days after the first dose, per the recommended interval.
- The Province has announced that first and second doses of different COVID-19 vaccines can be safely combined. Anyone who received AstraZeneca can book their “second dose only” at a 12-week interval through the provincial booking system (expected start date June 7, to be confirmed). Beginning June 4, 2021, individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine 12 weeks ago and who would like their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, can contact the pharmacy or primary care provider where they received their first dose to book an appointment. Please see below for booking through pharmacies.
You can also register to get on the standby list with Niagara Region Public Health if you are 18 years of age or older.
- Not sure if you're eligible? Please e-mail Niagara Region Public Health to have your question answered.
Niagara Region Vaccination Sites
Niagara Region Public Health has established a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule offering clinics on a rotating basis throughout the region.The Lincoln site is the Lincoln Community Centre (Seniors Centre). Clinics are scheduled in Lincoln on the following dates:
- Saturday, June 19
- Sunday, June 20
- Lincoln residents can register for any vaccine clinic site in the Niagara Region or across the province. We are hopeful that more clinics dates will be identified in Lincoln in the near future.
- Niagara Region Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics will continue to be open during the province-wide shutdown.
- You must have an appointment to attend the clinic.
- Please note that the Fleming Centre is NOT a vaccination site.
- The majority of Niagara residents live within 15 minutes of a clinic, and many live within 15 minutes of two or more clinics. Niagara Region Public Health will have at least one clinic running every day of the week, rotating through different communities.
Need a Ride?
- Rides are available to seniors who need transportation getting 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 traveling 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 other format) to board and proof of vaccination for the return trip. This process applies for appointments for both the first and second dose. Rides can be to/from one of the 11 vaccination sites operated by Niagara Region.
Free rides to vaccination appointments are also available for Niagara Specialized Transit.
Niagara Region Senior Community Programs provides 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.
The Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is available select pharmacies. You can get vaccinated if you are age:
12 or older on the day of your appointment to get the Pfizer vaccine
18 or older on the day of your appointment to get the Moderna vaccine.
- As of May 21, the Province is proceeding with second dose administration of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with those who received their first dose of the vaccine between March 10 and March 19, 2021.
- Individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from March 21 onwards will be eligible to receive a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from May 31 onwards at a 12-week interval, with appointment dates based on the timing of their first dose.
- 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.
Town of Lincoln customer service staff are also 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.
Information Resources on Vaccines and Vaccinations
Government of Canada
Government of Ontario
- COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario
- COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
- What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccines
Niagara Region Public Health
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