The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) has announced that individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but who have not yet been able to book an appointment, can register online to stand by.
Should doses remain at the end of a clinic due to missed or empty appointments, eligible individuals on the standby list could be called in to receive the extra doses to avoid vaccine wastage at local clinics.
Go to www.EOHU.ca/standby for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Each week, registration for the standby list will open to individuals who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine; can arrive at the selected clinic location within 20 minutes of receiving a call; have not yet booked an appointment; and have not yet received their first dose.
The standby list is not a booking tool and should not be relied upon to schedule an appointment. Individuals on the standby list are not guaranteed to be called in to receive a vaccine. They will only be called if there are unused doses available at the end of a clinic. The EOHU encourages these individuals to continue to attempt to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system or another vaccination partner if accessible (e.g. pharmacy, participating primary care provider, or other).