August 18, 2021 - On Tuesday August 17, 2021 the Province announced that third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to specific high-risk groups. These include:
- Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants);
- Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy);
- Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab); and
- Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is actively planning for the administration of third doses to those that are eligible, including working with long-term care to provide doses to residents. Third doses will not be provided at the CLE Coliseum clinic or local pharmacies at this time. Further details on third doses will be provided shortly.
In addition, the province has extended eligibility to include all children born in 2009. Beginning Wednesday, August 18, 2021, all children turning 12 years old before the end of 2021 are eligible to receive their first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Eligible individuals can book appointments online or by calling 1-833-943-3900. Walk-in appointment spots are also available at the TBDHU CLE Coliseum clinic in Thunder Bay.
Continue to follow the TBDHU website and social media channels for more information and announcements on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
TBDHU encourages everyone, whether you have been vaccinated or not, to continue following all public health measures to protect the health of individuals and our health system. If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, even mild ones, isolate immediately and arrange to get tested at your local assessment centre.
Visit TBDHU.com for more information.
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