Waterloo Area residents who acquired COVID-19 vaccine now eligible for earlier 2nd dose

Waterloo Region residents who got COVID-19 vaccine now eligible for earlier 2nd dose

2021-06-14 22:59:56

Residents of Waterloo Area who’ve obtained their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are actually eligible to ebook an earlier appointment for a second dose.

The area says that relying upon provide, residents are actually allowed to shorten their second-dose eligibility interval to eight weeks from 12 weeks.

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It says that those that acquired their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine now have the choice of getting AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for his or her second dose.

Those that acquired their first dose at their household physician or a pharmacy are ready to return to the identical location to get a second.


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The household medical doctors shall be contacting sufferers about second-dose choices.

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An earlier second dose may also be requested by finishing a type on Waterloo Area’s web site: regionofwaterloo.ca/seconddose.

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The area says it might take as much as 4 weeks for it to reply to earlier appointment requests.

On Saturday, the province introduced it was shortening the timetable by which those that obtained AstraZeneca for a COVID-19 vaccine.

This determination got here because the Nationwide Advisory Committee on Immunization adjusted its suggestion to shorten the interval.




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