COVID-19 vaccinations are being opened to more residents in Leeds-Grenville..

Starting today those born in 1951 or earlier will be able to book their first inoculation through the provincial on-line portal or call centre in eleven health regions..

This includes residents in the Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, who are ages 70 and older.

The move comes as more mass vaccination clinics open up, and the vaccine supplies continue to increase.

To book an appointment, you can use the provincial booking portal, or call the province’s vaccine information line at 1-888-999-6488 from 8am-8pm. 

If you don’t have a health card or need help accessing the online portal, you can contact the Health Unit at 1-844-369-1234 from 8:30am-4pm.

You can also send an email to the health unit, including your name, date of birth, and preferred location, however, due to the volume of email it could take several days for a reply. 

If you know anyone who’s 70 and older, ask them if they’ve booked an appointment, and help them out if they need assistance.

Vaccination clinics are available in Brockville, Kemptville, Smiths Falls or Almonte.