Ontario expanding booster eligibility to more Ontarians – appointment available

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The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has announced the eligibility for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional groups of high-risk individuals.  This additional booster will provide an extra layer of protection against the Delta variant.

Based on the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s (NACI) recent recommendation, the following vulnerable population will be able to book an appointment if at least six months has passed since their last dose.

  • Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
  • Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults and their non-Indigenous household members.

Booster doses are being offered to these groups based on evidence of gradual waning immunity six months after receiving their second dose and a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

HOW TO BOOK

If you live in Sault Ste. Marie and area, Central and East Algoma and north Algoma, starting Monday, November 8, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. you can book an appointment online or by phone.

Phone: 705-541-7370 or 1-888-440-3730
Phone lines will be open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Online: Visit our Vaccine Clinics in Algoma<https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/#clinics> and click on your region to make an appointment online.

If you live in Elliot Lake and area, please call the Elliot Lake Family Health Team to book an appointment at 1-705-461-8882 ext. 611

The COVID-19 vaccine is also available from participating pharmacies<http://www.algomapublichealth.com/pharmacy> and your primary care provider.

 

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