WELLINGTON COUNTY – Public health officials are offering additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics for those wishing to receive a fourth dose.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) announced on April 6 that it has expanded its eligibility for fourth doses (second boosters) to include adults aged 60 and over and First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over.
These individuals are eligible to receive an additional booster dose at least three months (84 days) following their previous dose.
Fourth doses are already available to long-term care and retirement home residents, as well as those who are immunocompromised.
“I am pleased our provincial vaccination program continues to follow the emerging evidence on vaccines,” stated Medical Officer of Health Dr. Nicola Mercer.
“We know that immune response begins to wane over time. Making additional doses available will help us continue to protect the most vulnerable residents of our region.”
WDGPH has increased capacity at local clinics over the next several weeks to accommodate individuals now eligible for a fourth dose.
To book an appointment, visit wdgpublichealth.ca/appointments or call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 7006 (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm).