Middlesex London Well being Unit extends eligibility for COVID-19 booster pictures – London

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Those in London and Middlesex County who are considered high-risk can now book an appointment for a booster shot with a COVID-19 vaccine.

This comes after the Ontario government announced on Wednesday it would expand eligibility for booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Two doses of vaccine provide excellent protection against COVID-19,” says Dr. Alex Summers, Deputy Health Officer, Middlesex-London Health Unit.

“Adding a booster dose provides that extra layer of protection, especially against the delta variant because it can spread easily, for seniors and other higher-risk individuals.”

Those who are eligible for a booster shot include those born in 1951 or older (age 70 and older), as well as health care workers and designated key caregivers in community settings (including staff in long-term care homes).

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Those who received a full course of viral vector vaccine, ie those who received two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of Janssen vaccine (Johnson and Johnson), are also considered high risk.

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Adult First Nations, Inuit and Métis and their non-Indigenous household members are also now eligible for a booster shot.

Third doses of both the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine and the Moderna-Spikevax vaccine will be available at the health unit’s mass vaccination clinics.

The health department has also noted that people who received the first or second dose of the AstraZeneca-Covishield vaccine may receive an mRNA vaccine for their third dose.

You can find all information about the right to study on the MLHU website.

Residents who wish to book an appointment for a booster vaccination can do so online. Appointments are required for third doses, and the health department says walk-ins aren’t available.

The Lambton Public Health Unit has introduced a similar policy, with eligible people now being able to receive a third dose 6 months (168 days) after their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Residents can book and reschedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for the LPHU or find information on vaccine availability at pharmacies by using the health unit registration page. People can also call the vaccine call center at 226-254-8222.

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