​COVID-19 Vaccines

Getting vaccinated and staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations is the best way to remain protected against the most severe outcomes of COVID-19 infection, including hospitalization and death.

Vaccination may not always prevent symptomatic infection, but it will help reduce severity if a person does become infected and decreases the risk of developing post COVID-19 condition (commonly known as long COVID).

In Ontario, COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to all individuals 6 months of age and older who live, work, or go to school in this province, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, even if you do not have an Ontario health card.

SPRING 2024 COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN:

Individuals who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 may receive an additional dose of an XBB COVID-19 Vaccine in Spring 2024 (April to June) if it has been 6 months from the previous COVID-19 vaccine dose or known SARS-CoV-2 infection (whichever is later). Eligible high-risk populations are as follows:

All other individuals are not currently recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose in Spring 2024 and should wait until further MOH recommendations. This includes individuals who are not at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who did not receive an XBB COVID19 vaccine in Fall 2023, unless they are specifically recommended to receive a dose by their health care provider.

Please note, BCHU has ended its Community COVID-19 vaccine clinic operations. Participating pharmacies in Brantford-Brant will continue administering COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible individuals six months-of-age and older.

At this time BCHU will continue to offer limited COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible individuals between six months and 12 years-of-age only.

See the options below for how you can receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Brantford-Brant.

Many community pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccines.

Please see below for pharmacies who have offered the COVID-19 vaccine in Brantford-Brant:

Last updated: April 12, 2024

Brantford

Location Ages Address Appointment Booking Info
Cenpro Pharmacy Two years and older 72 Brant Ave, Brantford, ON, N3T 5Z8 519-759-1640
Guardian Discount Pharmacy Two years and older 484 West Street, Brantford, ON, N3R 3W7 519-752-3104
Legend Pharmacy Six months and older 150 Brant Ave, Brantford, ON N3T 3H7 519-304-4800
Loblaw Pharmacy Six months and older 603 Colborne St East, Brantford, ON, N3S 7S8 519-752-6136
Loblaw Pharmacy Six months and older 290 King George road, Brantford, ON, N3R 5L8 519-751-8990
Loblaw Pharmacy Six months and older 410 Fairview Dr, Brantford, ON N3R 7V7 519-754-4798
Metro Pharmacy 12 years and older 371 St. Paul Avenue Brantford, ON. N3R 4N5 Book online
No Frills Pharmacy 12 years and older 603 Colborne Street Brantford, ON. N3S 7S8 Book online
Pharmasave Brantwood 12 years and older Unit 7-8 – 170 Brantwood Park Road Brantford ON N3P 1N7 519-304-3131
Rexall 12 years and older 260 St. Paul Avenue Brantford, ON, N3R 4M7 Book online
Shoppers Drug Mart Five years and older 269 Clarence Street Brantford, ON. N3R 3T6 Book online
Shoppers Drug Mart 12 years and older 84 Lynden Road Brantford, ON. N3R 6B8 Book online
Shoppers Drug Mart Five years and older 185 King George Road, Unit 1 Brantford, ON. N3R 7R9 Book online
Shoppers Drug Mart Six months and older 320 Colborne Street West Brantford, ON. N3T 1M2 Book online
Shoppers Drug Mart 12 years and older 10 Stanley St #6, Brantford, ON N3S 7N4 Book online
Walmart Pharmacy 12 years and older 300 King George Road Brantford, ON. N3R 5L7 Book online

County of Brant

Location Ages Address Appointment Booking Info
Rexall Pharmacy 12 years and older 72 Grand River Street North Paris, ON. N3L 2M2 Book online
Community Hub Pharmacy 12 years and older 25 Curtis Ave N, Paris, ON N3L 3W1 519-750-1264

Please note, pharmacy vaccine clinics are not affiliated or administered by BCHU. Individuals looking to make an appointment must contact a participating pharmacy directly to confirm vaccine availability and for information and support with appointment booking.

Please note: The Brant County Health Unit has ended its Community COVID-19 vaccine clinic operations effective January 2, 2024. At this time, BCHU continues to offer limited COVID-19 vaccine appointments only to eligible individuals between six months and 12 years-of-age.

Mask or face coverings are strongly encouraged in our clinic spaces.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your existing appointment, you can do so:

  • online by using the unique link provided to you in the confirmation email you received when booking your appointment;

OR

  • by calling the Brant County Health Unit at 519-753-4937

We strongly recommend canceling or rescheduling your appointment online. It is done in two simple steps:

Step 1:
Click on the unique link provided to you in the confirmation email. Enter your 1) date of birth and 2) email address or phone number used at the time you booked your current appointment.

Step 2:
Cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Important:

If you cancel your appointment, you will receive a cancellation confirmation email with a link to reschedule your appointment, if you choose to do so.

Frequently Asked Questions

Suggested Interval Between Infection and Vaccination

* As per NACI, vaccination using shorter intervals (i.e. 3 months to < 6 months) following previous vaccination or infection has not been shown to pose a safety risk, though evidence shows that the antibody response is higher with longer intervals between infection and vaccination and with longer intervals between vaccination doses.

The XBB 1.5 COVID-19 vaccine is an updated version of the COVID-19 vaccine. The new formulation offers better protection against newer variants compared to previous COVID-19 vaccines, and in alignment with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), it is the recommended formulation for this season.

Individuals 6 months and older, may receive a COVID-19 vaccine simultaneously with (i.e., same day), or at any time before or after non-COVID-19 vaccines (including live and non-live vaccines).

There are two exceptions. COVID-19 vaccines should not be co-administered with the Imvamune vaccine (for MPOX) and the Arexvy vaccine for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

For those who received Imvamune: It is recommended to wait at least four weeks before or after administration of an Imvamune vaccine. However, the administration of Imvamune as pre- or post-exposure vaccination should not be delayed in an individual who has recently received a COVID-19 vaccine.

For those who received Arexvy: It is recommended to wait at least two weeks before or after administration of the RSV vaccine.

Ministry of Health of Ontario

Learn about Ontario’s vaccination program to protect us against Covid-19.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-vaccines

VaxFacts Clinic

Scarborough Health Network’s VaxFacts Clinic is the first of its kind in Canada, supporting those across the country to get the most accurate information about vaccines and treatments for diseases like MPOX and COVID-19, childhood vaccines, flu vaccines, and preventative health counselling.  One-to-one phone consultation with a doctor is available free of charge in a judgment-free conversation in a safe space.

For more information, visit the VaxFacts Clinic website.

Please report your side effects to your family doctor.

It is important to remember that some people may experience side effects from the vaccine, but they will likely be moderate and resolve after a few days. Some of the symptoms are part of the body’s response to developing immunity.

Individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine dose out of province or out of county should contact their local public health unit to have their COVID-19 immunization record documented into the provincial database, COVaxON, in the following instances:

1. Individuals less than 5 years who have received one or more doses of a non-Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine must have their doses recorded to ensure they have completed the appropriate number of doses to ensure optimal protection.

2. Individuals 5 years of age and older who have received one or more doses of a non-Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine within the last 6 months must have their doses recorded to ensure subsequent doses (if needed) can be given at the appropriate interval.

As per provincial guidelines, individuals who have received a partial or complete COVID-19 vaccine series outside of Ontario or Canada

To have an out of province or out of country record documented in COVaxON, please contact the health unit via email at COVIDVaccinationEnquiries@bchu.org. Proof of immunization (e.g., an immunization record, proof of vaccination certificate) is required to verify the COVID-19 vaccine product received out of province.

Those interested in receiving the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, please use the Novavax pre-registration form.

For more information on Novavax, visit the product monograph here.