In keeping with provincial direction, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is accelerating second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
While the interval between first and second doses can be up to 16 weeks, HPPH will begin to offer second dose appointments at an earlier interval of four weeks or later based on vaccine supply.
Now, individuals age 80+ (born 1941 or earlier) are able to book a shortened-interval second dose appointment for a future clinic. During the week of June 14, individuals age 70+ (born 1951 or earlier) will be able to book an appointment.
“There has been excellent uptake of vaccine in Huron Perth and we know that people are eager to receive their second dose,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth. “We ask that people waiting to book vaccination appointments please be patient with our staff during this busy time. We also remind the public that rude or abusive language towards staff will not be tolerated.”
Certain groups including high-risk health care workers, individuals with certain health conditions, and First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals will continue to be eligible for their second doses at shortened intervals.
More information on how and when to book a second dose at an HPPH community clinic is available online.