press release

Second Dose Registration Open to Individuals 70 Years of Age and Older

Point Edward, ON – Individuals who are 70 years of age and older or those who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 18 are now eligible to book their second dose vaccination appointments.

You will be contacted directly via email or phone to schedule your second vaccine. If you are age 70 and older or were immunized during this time period and have not been contacted by end of day today, please call our 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 meet the eligibility requirements:

  • 70 years of age and older; or
  • You received your first COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca) during the allotted time period (on or before April 18, 2021).

Please note: Vaccine Call Centre volumes are extremely high at this time. If you are unable to reach us, please call back and continue to check your email for options to register online.

In addition, residents who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine within the same time period (on or before April 18) or are 70 and older may also choose to book a second dose appointment for another approved COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (i.e. Pfizer or Moderna depending on availability). Learn more about recent announcements from the NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) and the Province of Ontario to support these recommendations.

Alternatively, residents may also choose to receive a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, through pharmacies as available.

Second doses are being scheduled according to the age-based and priority sequencing of first doses. As such, Lambton Public Health is re-scheduling all existing second dose appointments in an effort to reduce the interval between first and second dose for as many individuals as possible.

Based on vaccine supply to the region, Lambton Public Health 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). Broader communications will also be made via weekly news releases, 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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Please contact:

LPH-media-inquiries@county-lambton.on.ca

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