Previous health care provider updates can be found here


TBDHU COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule; Fall 2022

  • City of Thunder Bay and surrounding rural communities
    • The CLE Coliseum COVID-19 immunization clinic location will close on Friday, September 2.
    • The clinic schedule over the months of September, October, November and December will be available at and will be updated as dates and locations are available.
    • The clinic will return to the CLE Heritage and Coliseum buildings at various times throughout the fall of 2022.
  • District communities
    • The district clinic schedule is also available online at TBDHU.COM/districtvaccines and will be updated as new dates and locations become available.


Fall Bivalent Vaccine 

  • TBDHU expects a surge when the bivalent becomes available and fall planning has been adjusted accordingly.
  • Moderna bivalent is now approved by Health Canada; additional information is expected next week regarding September launch details and will be shared once available
  • Pfizer bivalent approval is anticipated in the coming weeks.


COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 6 months to 5 years


TBDHU Clinics

  • TBDHU continues to offer vaccine to this cohort.
  • Families can make appointments for TBDHU led clinics through the COVID-19 vaccination portal and the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre (1-833-943-3900)
  • Dates are available at TBDHU.COM/covidclinics. These clinics are “kid friendly” clinics with private spaces for breastfeeding.

Data Entry for Primary Care Providers

  • TBDHU will provide data entry support to primary care providers who administer vaccine to this age group (6 months to under 5 years).
  • Primary care providers will need to submit documentation to TBDHU for entry into COVaxON including the appropriate consent for each patient as well as completed COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Daily Metrics form.
  • Vaccine can be ordered from TBDHU.
  • Contact to receive a detailed email including process and links to all required forms.


COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Children 5 to 11 Years

  • Children 5 to 11 years are eligible to schedule their booster dose if at least six months have passed since the completion of their primary series. Effective September 1, 2022.
  • See updated COVID-19 Vaccine Administration for details including interval post COVID-19 infection.


COVID-19 Updated Self-Isolation Guidance

  • Updated self-isolation guidance is now available; TBDHU.COM will be updated by end of day today, Friday, September 2.
  • The provincial guidance website has not yet been updated. Once updated, links to the page will be provided from TBDHU.COM
  • The provincial online self-assessment tool has been updated and will provide recommendations based on the information provided
  • In general, those with symptoms will be required to self-isolate until they have no fever and their symptoms have been improving for more than 24 hours (48 hours if gastrointestinal); mask wearing for 10 days from onset of symptoms or positive test resultis recommended.
  • Additional details as well as recommendations for those living or working within a highest risk setting (acute care, congregate living settings such as long term care, retirement homes, group homes, etc) can be found in the updated Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19 in Ontario, updated most recently on August 31, 2022.


Webinars of Interest


  • Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) Grand Rounds: COVID-19 Vaccines
    • Thursday September 8, 2022; 12:00 PM EST
    • The webinar will cover: COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months to 5 years of age, COVID-19 boosters for children and adolescents and the new bivalent original strain/omicron booster.
    • Register: Click here

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