Booster and Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

 

Eligible individuals will be able to book their third dose appointment through the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre. If local clinics are not viewable on this date, they will be added in the coming days. Please do not call the Health Unit to try to book your appointment.

  

Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

  

  • Eligible if at least 3 months (84 days) have passed since their last dose
  • Starting Monday, December 20, 2021, individuals aged 18 and over will be eligible to schedule their booster dose appointment through the Ontario’s booking portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies and primary care settings.
  • For more information see the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose (gov.on.ca)
  • Adults age 18+
  • Starting Monday, December 20, 2021, individuals will be eligible if at least 3 months (84 days) have passed since their last dose
  • For more information see the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose (gov.on.ca)
  • Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers.
  • Starting Monday, December 20, 2021, individuals will be eligible if at least 3 months (84 days) have passed since their last dose
  • For more information see the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose (gov.on.ca)
Health Care Workers include:
  • Any regulated health professionals and any staff member, contract worker, student/trainee, registered volunteer, or other designated essential caregiver currently working in-person in a health care organization, including workers that are not providing direct patient care and are frequently in the patient environment (i.e. cleaning staff, research staff, other administrative staff).
  • Workers providing healthcare service or direct patient service in a congregate, residential or community setting outside of a health care organization.
  • See appendix B of COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose (gov.on.ca) for specific examples of eligible health care workers.

Certain individuals who are Immunocompromised are eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  Also, the province is now recommending re-vaccination with a new COVID-19 vaccine primary series post-transplantation for individuals who receive hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT), hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) (autologous or allogeneic), and recipients of CAR-T-cell therapy, due to the loss of immunity following therapy or transplant.

Find out more here COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations (gov.on.ca)

Individuals in congregate settings eligible for third doses are:

  • Residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and elderly living in other congregate settings.

The recommended interval for residents of LTCH, RH and Elder Care Lodges and elderly living in other congregate settings is at least 5 months (20 weeks) after the second dose

 

Media Release, August 31, 2021: Third Dose Vaccine in High-Risk Congregate Settings - News Releases (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)

 

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