For Immediate Release
(Pembroke, Ontario, 12:00 p.m., August 30, 2021)
RCDHU Participating in Provincial Contact Centre Auto Dial Calls for Second Doses
Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is confirming that residents who have
not received a second dose, and it has been greater than 40 days since their first dose, will
receive an automated call from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Moore. This
automated call is part of the provincial campaign to encourage individuals to pursue a
second dose COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Eligible RCD residents can expect to receive this automated second dose encouragement
call on Tuesday, August 31 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. from a caller ID displaying the
number 888 and “ONT GOVT” (for carriers that allow call display).
Those looking to get vaccinated or receive their second dose of the vaccine will need to
make an appointment at a local pharmacy, through primary care providers who will be
carrying the vaccine, or through one of the region’s pop-up clinics (no appointment
necessary), which will be advertised in the local media, RCDHU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
webpage and on social media.
For details specific to vaccination registration and appointments (i.e., what you need to
bring), visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Checklist.
For more information, visit RCDHU’s website at https://www.rcdhu.com/novel-coronaviruscovid-19-vaccine-rollout/ or call 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097.
Renfrew County and District Health Unit