Durham Health in Whitby now offering Moderna booster shot

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Published September 16, 2022 at 3:24 pm

Durham Region’s Health Department is now offering Moderna Spikevax Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible individuals.

Vulnerable populations including residents of long-term care homes and congregate settings, adults 70 and older, healthcare workers, First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals 18 and older, immunocompromised individuals 12 and older, and pregnant individuals, were eligible to receive the bivalent vaccine at the beginning of the week.

Eligible residents can receive bivalent vaccine at pharmacies, select health care providers, pop-up clinics, and community immunization clinics. For additional places to get vaccinated, visit durham.ca/WhereToGetVaccinated. Individuals in this group can also book vaccine appointments at durham.ca/VaccineAppointment or by calling 1-888-444-5113.

To prioritize distribution to vulnerable groups, new booster appointments for the general population 18 and older will be paused until September 26. However, everyone 18 and older are now able to start booking appointments. All previously booked booster appointments for September 12 to 25 will be honoured and, if available, the bivalent vaccine will be offered.

Eligible individuals can receive a booster dose of the Moderna Spikevax Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine at a recommended interval of 168 days (six months) following a previous COVID-19 vaccine dose or previous COVID-19 infection, but residents may receive the vaccine at 84 days (three months).

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Durham Region, visit durham.ca/COVIDVaccines.

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