Booster (3rd) Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
The province announced November 3rd that booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine are available for the following groups if at least six months (168 days) have passed since their last dose:
• First Nations, Inuit and Metis adults and adult household members
• People 70+ years of age
• Health care workers and essential caregivers
• Anyone who has had 2 doses of Astra-Zeneca or 1 dose of Janssen-Janssen
Read the full news release by looking up “Ontario Expanding Booster Eligibility to More Ontarians”.
Also eligible for a booster dose: Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals, if at least 2 months (56 days) have passed since their last dose. Read specific details by looking up “Expanded Eligibility for third doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine”.
Booster doses are NOT mandatory and are not considered urgent. People can get COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine at the same time.
Booster doses are available to anyone who is eligible in the following ways:
• Health Unit clinics – go to the HKPR website www.hkpr.on.ca or use this link COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
• Local pharmacies – go to the Ontario COVID-19 website covid-19.ontario.ca and look up vaccines-Pharmacy, or use this link COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations
• Many primary care providers are offering vaccine. Check with your provider.
Anyone in need of a first or second dose can also go to Health Unit clinics or pharmacy.
Booked appointments for any dose of COVID-19 vaccination will be available online starting November 6. Go to the Ontario website covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or use this link How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
People who don’t have internet can call 1-888-999-6488.