COVID-19 Information

(updated February 17, 2022)

ANYONE AGED 12+ who has not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine:

Please reach out to the Elliot Lake Family Health Team by calling (705) 461-8882 to book at one of our upcoming vaccine clinics.

The COVID-19 assessment centre is located at the Elliot Lake Family Health Team. Call (705) 461 – 8882 to book a swab test.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic HAS BEEN MOVED to the ELFHT office at 31 Nova Scotia Walk (the ELNOS building, next to Rexall). Everyone aged 12+ is now eligible for both 1st and 2nd doses, as well as a booster (3rd dose). If you are eligible, feel free to call the clinic at (705) 461 – 8882. Also, if you previously declined an appointment, but now wish to book one, please call the clinic. Please be patient with staff, as we are currently experiencing a high volume of calls.

If you have an appointment scheduled: PLEASE PRINT, REVIEW, AND COMPLETE THE CONSENT FORM FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE. Bring the consent form with you to your first vaccination appointment. If you are unable to do so, some copies will be available on site. Please click the “download” button to print the form:

Can a person mix vaccines/ get two different vaccines for their first and second dose?

Yes – mixing vaccines is safe, effective, and enables more Algoma residents to receive their second dose sooner.

Full vaccination is the greatest protection you can have against COVID-19 and its variants, including the Delta variant. 
If you had Moderna or Pfizer for your first dose you can safely take either Moderna or Pfizer for your second dose for strong protection. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are authorized for use in Canada and use a similar mRNA technology, so the vaccines are safe to mix.

  • This is consistent with recommendations recently provided by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and with practices within several provinces.
  • Both provide strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants.
  • Dose interval is 28 days.

If you had AstraZeneca for your first dose you can safely take either Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca for your second dose for strong protection.

  • Getting a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine after the first dose of an AstraZeneca vaccine has been shown to provide a strong immune response, including against COVID-19 variants of concern.
  • Dose interval is 8-12 weeks, with informed consent.

If your second COVID-19 vaccine is different than your first dose, you do not need to start your series over again. You will be considered fully immunized two weeks after receiving two doses of Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccines.

Eligible groups for vaccinations in Elliot Lake are as follows: 

For First (1st) Doses:

  • Anyone aged 12+

For Second (2nd) Doses:

  • Anyone aged 12+, if it has been 21 or more days since your first dose

For Third (3rd) Doses:

  • Anyone aged 18+, if it has been 3 months (84 days) or more since your second dose
  • Anyone aged 12 – 17, if it has been 6 months (168 days) or more since your second dose

If you did not receive a first dose with us but would like a second or third dose, please give us a call at (705) 461-8882.

Please check this web page or the ELFHT Facebook page for updates.

For further clarification on any of this information, please visit the Algoma Public Health website at:

https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/#clinics