An accelerated program of second doses of the COVID-19  has started today in Niagara Region as of 8 a.m. according to Niagara Health officials.


Now, individuals turning 80 and over in 2021 will be eligible to book an earlier second-dose appointment at Niagara Health’s Seymour-Hannah arena clinic as well as other clinics or pharmacies in the region.

This follows the provincial government’s announcement  that Ontario is accelerating the rollout of second doses.

“The vaccination clinic team is prepared to respond quickly to support the provincial government’s goalof a two-dose summer,” said Linda Boich, Executive Vice President at Niagara Health, overseeing our vaccination program. “We’ve worked hard over the last three months to administer more than 133,000 first and second doses at our Seymour-Hannah arena vaccination clinic. We are eager to move to the accelerated second-dose interval beginning with people aged 80+ and moving through the sequencing based on provincial guidelines.”

Those eligible can re-book their second dose for an earlier date at any mass immunization clinic through the Government of Ontario online booking system, by calling 1-833-943-3900 or through pharmacies. Availability of appointments is based on vaccine supply and second doses can be administered at a
different location than the first dose. The Seymour-Hannah clinic offers the Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccines are an essential tool to help stop the spread of the virus and will help individuals, families and workers resume normal life safely. Learn more about vaccines in Ontario HERE.

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