‘Group 2’ Essential Workers Can Now Book A Vaccination Appointment In Windsor Essex

Wednesday May 12th, 2021

Posted at 9:47am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility at mass-vaccination sites for workers aged 18 and up in the second group of essential workers.

The list includes:

  • Essential and critical retail workers (including grocery, foodbank, pharmacy, ServiceOntario, postal service, ServiceCanada, Passport Canada, wholesalers and general goods, restaurant, LCBO workers)
  • Workers in manufacturing industries directly involved in supporting the COVID-19 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 social services staff who provide in-person client services (including youth justice workers, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program case workers)
  • Courts and justice system workers (including probation and parole workers)
  • Transportation, warehousing, and distribution workers (including public transit workers, airport workers, truck drivers supporting essential services, marine and rail cargo and maintenance, highway maintenance)
  • Electricity (including system operations, generation, transmission, distribution and storage workers)
  • 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 petroleum refineries, crude oil and petroleum storage, transmission and distribution, retail sale of fuel)
  • Natural gas and propane gas workers (including compression, storage, transmission and distribution of natural gas and propane)
  • Mine workers (including those needed to ensure the continued operation of active mines)
  • Uranium processing workers (those working in the refining and conversion of uranium and fabrication of fuel for nuclear power plants)

The Health Unit says the list does not include any workers who are mostly working from home or virtually.

They say workers will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at one of the vaccination sites to receive a first dose:

  • WFCU in Windsor
  • St. Clair College Sportsplex in Windsor
  • Windsor Hall Downtown Windsor
  • 1407 Moy Clinic
  • Libro Centre in Amherstburg
  • Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre in Leamington

The Health Unit says vaccinations at all of the clinics are by appointment only and walk-ins are not permitted. The mass vaccination clinics distribute either the Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

For more information and to book an appointment, visit wevax.ca.

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