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Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

As of September 22, 2021, you must provide proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated to access certain businesses and settings.

You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received:

  • two doses using Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca in any combination (the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada)
  • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada
  • three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada

ATTENTION: You must also receive your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days BEFORE providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.

To access certain public settings and facilities patrons will need to provide both:

  • proof of being fully vaccinated
    • You can provide either a paper or digital copy of your vaccination receipt that includes your:
      • Name
      • Date of vaccination
      • Brand of vaccine at the time of vaccination
  • proof of identification
    • You must prove your identity by showing identification that includes both your name and date of birth. To confirm your identity, you may use your:
      • birth certificate
      • driver’s licence
      • government (Ontario or other) issued identification card, such as a health card
      • passport
      • citizenship card
      • permanent resident (PR) card
      • Indian Status Card or Indigenous Membership Card

Where you must show proof of vaccination

Indoor settings where you must show your vaccine receipt include:

  • meeting and event spaces, including conference and convention centres
  • food or drink establishments with dance facilities, including nightclubs and resto-clubs
  • restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments without dance facilities
  • facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities, including waterparks and personal fitness training
  • casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
  • concert venues, theatres, and cinemas
  • bathhouses, sex clubs and strip clubs
  • racing venues
  • where commercial film and TV productions take place with studio audiences

Get your proof of vaccination

Proof of vaccination includes any of the following:

  • An Ontario vaccination receipt from a vaccine clinic when you received your dose (paper copy)
  • A vaccination receipt signed by an Indigenous Health Provider
  • An Ontario Ministry of Health vaccination receipt received by email following your appointment (digital or printed paper copy)
  • Downloaded vaccination receipt from or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 (digital or printed paper copy)
    • To access you will need:
      • A green photo health card (OHIP)
        • You will need numbers from both the front and back of the card, expired cards will be accepted
      • Your date of birth
      • Your postal code
        • The one associated with your health card
  • A vaccination receipt from another jurisdiction that shows the holder is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Algoma Public Health
  • Garden River Wellness Centre


  • must provide the receipt that shows you are fully vaccinated
  • cannot alter the appearance of your receipt in any way
  • can use your vaccine receipt to prove you have been fully vaccinated following the release of an enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code

After you are vaccinated, you can log in to the provincial portal to download or print an electronic COVID-19 receipt (PDF) for each dose you have received.

Receipts are available:

  • for first and second doses received in Ontario
  • regardless of where you were vaccinated (for example, at a mass immunization clinic, hospital, pharmacy, or primary care setting)

If you have a red and white health card or do not have a health card

If you have a red and white health card, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. The call centre agent can email you a copy of your receipt. If you do not have a health card, contact your local public health unit to verify your identity and receive a COVID ID/Personal Access Code. You will then call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to email you a copy of your receipt.

If you aren’t vaccinated

If you aren’t vaccinated or are partially vaccinated (you have one dose), you you can book your appointment now at:



Welcome to the GARDEN RIVER WELLNESS CENTRE website!  

The Garden River Wellness Centre, a department of Garden River First Nation, delivers  a wide variety of health, Mental health,addictions and culture-based programs and services to support health and wellness through all life stages from conception to elderly years. 

Through the collaborative efforts of our staff and visiting professionals and committing to our strategic plan, we strive to build a healthy community while optimizing individual health and wellness.

Whether you are a community member, visitor, or community partner we welcome you to explore our website to access information about all of our programs and services. 





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