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Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Update – June 7, 2021 – Household members of youth ages 12–17 (or 18–21 if in secondary school) are also able to book into these youth clinics. Use the link below in the How to Book an Appointment heading.

What are Youth Clinics?

Special clinics being held for youth 12–17, secondary school students age 18–21 and any household members of youth who are eligible (first doses and second doses if eligible). Youth will have to be 12 at the time they receive vaccine to be eligible (i.e., they cannot be turning 12).

When and where are the Youth Clinics being held?

Check the booking link below for times and dates of clinics. If you don’t see a location in the system, the clinic may be fully booked. Keep trying other sites for availability.

Clinics will be held from June 11–25, 2021

You must have an appointment – No walk-ins!

Fixed Site Clinics (see booking link for dates and times)
  • Almonte Vaccine Clinic – Almonte Arena
  • Brockville Vaccine Clinic – Brockville Memorial Centre
  • Kemptville Vaccine Clinic – North Grenville Community Centre
  • Smiths Falls Vaccine Clinic – Smiths Falls Memorial Centre
Community Youth Clinics (see booking link for location dates and times)
  • June 11, 2021 – Lanark Community Centre – 10:00am to 5:00pm
    • Booking is open now for the Lanark Community Centre clinic, call 1-844-369-1234
  • Gananoque
  • Elgin
  • Athens
  • Perth
  • Prescott
  • Carleton Place

How do you book an appointment?

Youth Resources Page

This past year has been tough. #KnowWhereToGo for help: A comprehensive listing of mental health resources for youth.

Provincial Government Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes one family member or friend can accompany you for support. Please indicate at the time of booking that you will be bringing someone. They must follow precautions indicated at the clinic.

The clinic will appear the same in many ways. The changes will be:

  • Vaccination area separated from the waiting area where you will sit after your vaccination
  • Youth friendly posters, video screens and supporting resources will be available
  • Local mental health information and resources will be available for you to access or take contact info or pamphlets with you. If you do want to speak with someone, there are more private areas available.
  • An Instagram Contest is also being planned – follow @lglhealthunit.z

Health care providers will be on site and you can discreetly ask them for assistance and they will escort you to a private area if you are not feeling well.

You must stay seated during the waiting period. You are allowed to use your phone or speak with those around you.

At the time of booking, you can check for appointments at similar or identical times.

These clinics are for youth 12–17 and secondary school students age 18–21 if you are a parent booking for siblings, you can book appointments close together and you can accompany them for support. If there are extra appointments available just before the clinic then appointments will be available for adults.

Yes anyone 12–17 can book at a fixed site clinic or be added to our contingency list for appointments. Check to ensure that you are booking in a Pfizer clinic (if booking online it is in the description of the clinic). Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for 12–17 year olds.

Yes and as youth 12–17 are eligible for Pfizer vaccine only, you will have to ask which vaccine is being provided at pharmacies to book there.

Youth are allowed to consent to getting the vaccine. You can learn more about vaccine safety for youth here.

You can call the Health Unit line at 1-844-369-1234 to talk with a nurse concerning your objections about getting the vaccination. If you still do not want it, it is your choice. You can learn more about vaccine safety for youth here.

We will do our best to work with both parents and youth, however, given our clinics are very busy we will only be able to resolve differences for about 10 minutes and then families will be asked to come back at another time. We will be able to facilitate another vaccine appointment.

After your child is 12, you can book an appointment in one of the regular clinics through the normal booking systems online or by phone. Check to ensure that you are booking in a Pfizer clinic (if booking online it is in the description of the clinic). Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for 12–17 year olds.

Information on transportation to the vaccine clinics for youth are listed below. Youth must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older who is in their household. Hours of operation may be adjusted depending on vaccine clinic hours.

Leeds/Grenville Vaccine Transportation Program
Email [email protected] or call 613-342-8889

Lanark Transportation Association
Contact: 1-877-445-5777 or 613-264-8256
Criteria: No restrictions, Wheelchair accessible vehicles
Areas Served: Lanark County, Town of Smiths Falls, Neighbouring municipalities when accessible transportation is required.
Hours of Operation: 6:00am–6:00pm, 7 days a week
Price: $10.00–$15.00, Subsidy may be available upon request.

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and short sleeves that can be rolled up past your shoulder. You will wear your own mask but will be asked to change it at the check in station. You can bring a water bottle and take a drink – but you must wear your mask at all other times. Watch our video tour of what to expect.

Not right away. You still have a second dose that will make you fully vaccinated. It is still important for everyone to continue with public health measures like wearing a mask, physical distancing, and washing hands often. These public health measures will be important until vaccines are more widely available, and we can be sure that the vaccine prevents the spread of most COVID-19 infections.