“As the offer improves, we will start offering special dose days to ensure that those delaying protection on the basis of the trademark and not the science can access the protection,” he said. Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel Region Medical Officer of Health.
The event will see all mass immunization clinics in Peel offering Pfizer vaccines on select Fridays, starting July 16.
The push comes amid mass confusion over mixing doses. The growing reluctance was fueled by official comments at the World Health Organization earlier this week, which were largely taken out of context.
Canadian officials continue to insist that it is safe to mix Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinesbecause the products use the same mRNA technology.
“I want to be very clear that this supports the brand as opposed to the science,” Loh said. “Otherwise, I encourage everyone to remember that the products are equivalent, and thank you for receiving two doses of any product as quickly as possible. “
The ‘Pfizer Friday’ shots will be available by appointment only. Reservations can be made through the online portal of the province.
Almost two million doses of vaccine have been administered in Peel, with 79% of eligible residents having received at least one dose, while 54% are fully immunized.
The region will continue to host special dose days when supplies permit.