Eligibility for 2nd Dose Expands Again in Ontario – –

Ontario May Shorten COVID-19 Vaccination Interval, Considering Mixing 1st and 2nd Doses – fr

TORONTO – More Ontarians will be able to reserve a second accelerated dose of COVID-19 vaccine starting today.

Those who received a first injection of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can now book their second injection after eight weeks.

The Ontario government previously set a minimum wait time of 12 weeks for people who take a first dose of AstraZeneca.

They can choose to receive a second dose of AstraZeneca or switch to an mRNA vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.

People who live in areas where the Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading and who received their first injection by May 9 can now also make an appointment for their second dose.

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The strategy focuses on Toronto, Peel, Halton, Porcupine, Waterloo, York and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph.

The government is also encouraging unvaccinated residents of these areas to get vaccinated.

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