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COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs

The COVID-19 vaccine plays an important role in helping protect our community and bringing the pandemic to an end.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations, visit the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website.

This FAQ page is based on questions asked during our COVID-19 town hall meetings.

Updated: June 7, 2021

General

In Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph, everyone aged 12 or over can now register for COVID-19 vaccination. If you live and work outside the region, your local public health unit determines when you are eligible for vaccination.
Use the Government of Ontario’s How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment webpage to determine where you can get vaccinated based on your location and how to book an appointment.
Over the summer months, U of G will begin a targeted campaign to encourage students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated. The campaign will address common misconceptions about the vaccine and will be based on information provided by public health.

Vaccines and Working, Studying or Accessing Services at U of G

Vaccinations are an important step in bringing us safely out of the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible for vaccination to get vaccinated.
Vaccinations are an important step in bringing us safely out of the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible for vaccination to get vaccinated. Students living in residence are expected to follow all U of G COVID-19 safety measures to help protect themselves and the residence community.

Getting vaccinated is one way we can protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. Wearing a mask, keeping 2m apart, washing our hands often and following COVID-19 safety protocols are also important in helping control the spread.

The University will strictly follow public health and government guidelines to help ensure a safe return to campus.

In Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph, everyone aged 16 or over can now register for COVID-19 vaccination. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health determines when each person registered in its system will receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Getting Vaccinated in Guelph

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination plan includes all those currently living in Canada.

If you are living or working in the region, you can register for vaccination with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. On the registration form, international students can leave the OHIP Number field blank.

You will be contacted when you are able to book an appointment and must bring a piece of government issued identification (e.g., passport) to your appointment to confirm your identity.

Some international students may receive their first dose of the vaccine in their home country and be eligible for their second dose while in Canada. The University is currently working with government partners on behalf of international students to help facilitate this process.

If you live or work in Guelph, you can register for a COVID-19 vaccination with WDG Public Health. If you haven’t been vaccinated by your local health unit at the time that you’re ready to move to Guelph, you can register with WDG Public Health then.
If you live or work in Guelph, you can register for a COVID-19 vaccination with WDG Public Health. If you haven’t been vaccinated by your local health unit at the time that you’re ready to move back to Guelph, you can register with WDG Public Health then.
If you currently live or work in Guelph, you can register for a COVID-19 vaccination with WDG Public Health. Use your Guelph address when you register.
U of G plans to offer students COVID-19 vaccinations on campus this fall. This will enable students who received their first dose in a different public health region to get their second dose in Guelph.
If you are reporting to work on campus, you can register to be vaccinated in Guelph. You must provide the University’s address and postal code in the WDG Public Health Online COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Portal in the section that asks for employer information.