People aged 40-plus, some essential workers eligible for a jab


COVID-19 vaccinations are opening up to 40-plus, as well as essential workers who cannot work from home.

Beginning Tuesday morning, those in the expanded eligibility groups can book through CK Public Health online at or by calling 519-351-1010 and leaving a message.

Anyone aged 40 and up can book their appointment, as well as a cluster of essential workers who cannot work from home in one of the following occupation categories.
• Essential and critical retail workers (including grocery, food bank and non-clinical pharmacy workers, Service Ontario workers, Service Canada and Passport Canada workers, wholesalers and general goods, restaurant workers, LCBO);

  • Workers in manufacturing industries directly involved in supporting the COVID19 response,construction including infrastructure, and other essential businesses and services where facilities are at heightened risk for COVID-19 outbreaks and spread.
  • Social workers and other social services staff providing in-person client services (including youth justice workers, OW and ODSP case workers);
  • Courts and justice system workers(including probation and parole workers);
  • Transportation, warehousing and distribution workers(including public transit workers, truck drivers supporting essential services, marine and rail cargo and maintenance, highway maintenance);
  • Electricity(including workers employed in system operations, generation, transmission, distribution and storage).
  • Communications infrastructure workers(including cellular, satellite, landline, internet, public safety radio);
  • Water and wastewater management workers;
  • Financial services workers(bank branch staff);
  • Veterinarians and veterinary teams;
  • Waste management workers;
  • Oil and petroleum workers(including those working in petroleum refineries; those involved in the storage, transmission and distribution of crude oil and petroleum products and those needed for the retail sale of fuel);
  • Natural gas and propane gas workers(including those working in the compression, storage, transmission and distribution of natural gas and propane);
  • Mine workers(including those needed to ensure the continued operation of active mines); and
  • Uranium processing workers(those working in the refining and conversion of uranium, and fabrication of fuel for nuclear power plants).

Residents will be able to book from a variety of appointment dates/times over the coming weeks (as vaccine supply allows) at the Bradley Centre Vaccination Clinic in addition to mobile clinics at the Wallaceburg Memorial Arena on May 21 and a drive-thru clinic at Gincor Trailer Werx Parking Lot, 1 Solvay Dr, in Blenheim on May 30.

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