June 6, 2021 - On Friday June 4, 2021, the Province announced the expanded the accelerated rollout of second doses for COVID-19 vaccines. Due to timing of vaccine supply, TBDHU is issuing the following instructions for individuals 70+ as well as individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) on or before April 18, 2021 to book their appointments for their second doses.
For individuals who are now eligible to book their second dose appointment and who had their first appointment at the CLE Coliseum through the TBDHU Immunization Clinic:
- For individuals who received Pfizer vaccine for their first dose:
- Second doses can be booked through the provincial booking system or by calling 1-833-943-3900. Appointments are currently available for the week of June 21st at the TBDHU COVID-19 immunization clinic at the CLE Coliseum building in Thunder Bay.
- For individuals who received Moderna vaccine for their first dose:
- Second doses can be booked through the TBDHU website for dedicated Moderna clinics. Appointments are currently available for the week of June 28th at the TBDHU COVID-19 immunization clinic at the CLE Coliseum building in Thunder Bay.
The separate clinics are being put in place so that everyone who is eligible for a second dose will be able to book appointment. At this time, TBDHU cannot guarantee that Moderna vaccine will be available the week of June 21.
TBDHU is working to make additional appointment spots available to accommodate the increased number of individuals eligible for second doses, while also accommodating those who want a first dose but haven’t received it yet. Stay tuned to the TBDHU website and social media for more information and announcements.
TBDHU is also reviewing the recent recommendations from the National Advisory Committee of Immunization (NACI) regarding the interchangeability of authorized COVID-19 vaccines and will provide updates in the coming days.
In the District communities, the local Family Health Teams continue to deliver vaccine clinics, using the expanded criteria. For individuals in the District, please visit the TBDHU website for additional information and links to the Family Health Teams.
Visit TBDHU.com for more information.
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