Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is expanding second dose eligibility to youth 12-17 years of age who received their first dose of Pfizer at least 28 days ago (as per the recommended minimum interval). This move is in alignment with the Government of Ontario who announced the accelerated eligibility for this group on Friday (July 2) in order to provide them with a strong level of protection against COVID-19 and its variants, and support a safe return to school this fall.
Eligible youth are asked to book their second dose appointments for any of the local clinics using LPH’s online Registration. 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.
Residents who are unable to book online may schedule their second dose appointments by contacting LPH’s Vaccine Call Centre from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 226-254-8222. Note: Our call volumes are extremely high at this time. If you are unable to reach
us or get a busy signal, please call back. Our agents are working diligently to answer your calls.
“We are encouraging everyone to book a first dose appointment if they have not done so yet, and a second dose appointment as soon as they are eligible,” said Dr. Ranade, Medical Officer of Health for Lambton County. “Being fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine is proven to provide the best possible protection from the highly transmissible Delta variant which is currently circulating in the community.”
Effective June 21, Lambton Public Health is unable to guarantee adults will receive a particular vaccine brand for either their first or second dose. This is due to the unpredictability of vaccine shipments from different suppliers. The only exception to this are 12-17 year olds, for whom Pfizer is the only approved vaccine, so individuals in this age group will receive Pfizer for both their first and second dose.
All vaccines provided as part of the Government of Ontario’s rollout deliver strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants. The approved mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) are interchangeable and presently being used at Lambton’s mass immunization clinics.
To date, a total of 128,587 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to residents of Lambton County by public health, hospitals, primary care and pharmacies. That represents 73% percent of adults (aged 18+), and 18.5% percent of youth (aged 0-17) who have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the region. Currently, a total of 42% percent of adult residents are considered fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
For the latest updates on Lambton County’s COVID-19 Immunization Rollout please visit GetTheVaccine.ca.