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 Please note the Chatham office will be closed for the entire day on Friday, August 25, 2023 and will re-open on Monday, August 28th at 9:00am.


For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Chatham-Kent, please refer to the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit Website

Listen to Kyla Stonefish, Director of the Walpole Island Health Centre, as she shares an invaluable message through the Indigenous lens about COVID-19 and the importance of vaccination.

Listen to information about the COVID-19 Vaccination for Youth made by the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council.

Some things to note:

  • All vaccines provided in Ontario provide strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants.
  • Vaccinating as many people as possible is the most important thing we can do to protect against COVID-19 and help us all get back to normal life as soon as possible.
  • Every dose brings us closer to what we’ve missed.
  • Vaccines are the best way to protect your child and your family from COVID-19, including highly contagious variants.
  • The faster everyone gets vaccinated, the sooner we can all safely resume doing the things we’ve missed.
  • Get the facts at


We at the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres (CKCHC) strongly advise that all our patients who are eligible, be vaccinated against COVID-19. As we enter a 4th wave, it is predominately affecting those who are unvaccinated.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer reports that unvaccinated people are:

  • 8 times more likely to catch COVID-19
  • 29 times more likely to end up in hospital
  • 48 times more likely to require ICU care

Medical evidence is clear that the benefits of vaccination out weight the risks. Given this, we strongly support the vaccination effort to bring an end to this global pandemic.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons has advised us that medical exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccination can only be given in the following circumstances: “Generally speaking, there are very few acceptable medical exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination (e.g. an allergist/immunologist – confirmed allergy or anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose or to any of its components that cannot be mitigated; a diagnosed episode of myocarditis/pericarditis after receipt of an mRNA vaccine)”.

Letters for such exemptions may only be written by (or in consultation with) your allergist or cardiologist, or due to other rare reactions after a first dose is received, which would be directed by Public Health. Therefore, we will not be providing medical exemptions to our patients who do not meet the criteria.

If you believe you meet the criteria, you can make an appointment to discuss with your Physician or Nurse Practitioner. We appreciate that it is a challenging time for everyone and look forward to working with you to end this pandemic.


CKCHC is going live with a new tool to assist with securely sharing information with our clients on June 7, 2021

This new feature will allow us to securely send you:

  • appointment reminders
  • forms/information required for the provision of care
  • information about our programs and services
  • client satisfaction surveys to assess the quality of our programs and services

Your privacy is important to us. Please review our Consent for Electronic Communication. If you would not like your email address used for the purposes above and have previously provided us your email, please let us know as soon as possible. Please ensure that you review and verify your email address regularly with our staff and update us with any changes.


Please be advised that phone calls will not be answered from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.


Please note that the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres will be closed on the following dates in recognition of Statutory Holidays and will re-open on the next scheduled business day:

Tuesday, January 2, 2023 – New Year’s Day

Monday, February 20, 2023 – Family Day

Friday, April 7, 2023 – Good Friday

Monday, May 22, 2023 – Victoria Day

Friday, June 30, 2023 – Canada Day

Monday, August 7, 2023 – Civic Holiday

Monday, September 4, 2023 – Labour Day

Monday, October 9, 2023 – Thanksgiving Day

Monday, December 25, 2023 – Christmas

Tuesday, December 26, 2023– Boxing Day

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