press release

Lambton Public Health Announces Second Dose Vaccine Strategy

Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is happy to report the region’s vaccine rollout is expanding to offer second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to the eligible individuals ahead of Health Canada’s 16-week interval timeline, which was originally created to prioritize first doses.

Second dose administration will be distributed according to the age-based and priority sequencing of first doses. As such, LPH is cancelling and re-scheduling all existing second dose appointments in an effort to re-prioritize and re-book second doses in succession.

Individuals who are 80 years of age and older, or who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before March 16, are now eligible to book their second dose appointment. You will be contacted directly via email or phone to schedule your second vaccine. If you were immunized during this time period and have not been contacted by end of day today, please call LPH’s Vaccine Call Centre from Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at 226-254-8222 or visit the Contact Us page on LambtonPublicHealth.ca.

Please do not call the Vaccine Call Centre unless you are 80 years of age and older, or you received your first vaccine during the allotted time period (on or before March 16, 2021).

Based on vaccine supply to the region, LPH will continue to book second dose appointments in increments moving forward, and following the order in which first doses were administered. Residents of Lambton County will be notified of their eligibility to book directly (via email/phone). Announcements will also be made via our weekly Task Force news release, website and social media channels.

Please be patient as our clinics are booking up quickly. If clinics are fully booked, check back often. Additional clinics will be opened as vaccine supply is confirmed.

Lambton Public Health also continues to prioritize individuals who are medically eligible for a reduced second dose internal, along with a large number of eligible High-Risk Healthcare workers, all First Nations, Inuit and Metis individuals to book their second dose appointments.

For the latest updates on Lambton County’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout please visit GetTheVaccine.ca.

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