NWHU encouraging area residents to book first, second COVID-19 dose appointments
Tim Brody - Editor
As the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) winds down its large-scale clinics, the organization says now is the time for people to get either their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Eligibility for second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has expanded. Anyone who meets the criteria below should book an appointment for their second dose, including those aged 12-17 years old,” NWHU advised last week.
According to NWHU, the following groups are eligible:
- 1st Dose: Anyone aged 12 years or older
- 2nd Dose: Anyone aged 12 years or older who:
- • had a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 21 days ago;
- • had a first dose of the Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago;
- • had a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at least 56 days / 8 weeks ago.
Clinic information, including how to book an appointment can be found on NWHU’s website at https://www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19/Pages/booking-COVID19-vaccine-appointment.aspx or by calling 1-866-468-2240.
As of the afternoon of July 5, NWHU was reporting five active COVID-19 cases in its catchment area.
As of July 5, 95,751 COVID-19 doses had been administered to residents of the NWHU catchment area.
As of June 29, NWHU reported that 72.5 per cent of residents 12 and over had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 51.5 per cent of residents 12 and over had received two doses.