Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health opens COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration for prioritized groups

February 23, 2021

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has opened pre-registration for eligible individuals identified under the Province’s  Framework for Vaccine Distribution. Pre-registering online will allow Public Health to contact members of prioritized groups using their preferred communications method, as soon as they are able to book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination.

The following priority groups are eligible for pre-registration at this time:

  • Adults 80 years of age and older who live in WDG
  • Adults who are a member of an Indigenous community and live in WDG
  • Long-Term Care and/or Retirement Home Staff
  • Essential Support Staff in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes
  • Essential Caregivers in Long-Term Care and High-Risk Retirement Homes
  • Adult recipient of chronic home care (Waterloo Wellington LHIN - Guelph and Wellington Residents only) 
  • Adult recipient of chronic home care (Central West LHIN - Dufferin Residents only)
  • Healthcare workers* in the following settings:
    • Hospitals
    • COVID-19 Response Roles (e.g., Assessment Centres, outbreak response, COVID-19 immunization clinics)
    • Medical First Responders
    • Community Healthcare workers serving specialized populations
    • Community Healthcare workers serving the general population
    • Healthcare worker in Congregate Settings
    • Healthcare services for indigenous populations
    • Laboratory services
    • Non-acute and rehabilitation and therapy

Individuals in one of the above groups can register by visiting Online registration is encouraged as much as possible, but for those needing help to register or are having trouble registering, they can call 519-822-2715 ext. 4506.

“Vaccinating people as quickly as possible against COVID-19 is Public Health’s top priority,” said Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of WDG Public Health. “The pre-registration is a positive step forward as our vaccine supply and our administration capacity expand to meet our goal of vaccinating at least 75% of our region by August.” 
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, please visit   
Media Contact
Danny Williamson

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

1-800-265-7293 ext. 4376


*For the purposes of this vaccine prioritization, ‘health care worker’ is defined as:

  • Anyone working or volunteering in a health care organization (includes regulated health professionals as well as staff not providing direct patient care such as cleaning, food or administration services)
  • Any worker providing healthcare services or direct patient service in a setting outside of a health care organization