March 12, 2019
This is to inform you that the Zostavax® vaccine is in limited supply across the province. Ontario Government Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply Service (OGPMSS) is expecting to receive more stock in June 2019.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is recommending that until the provincial supply is replenished, priority for Zostavax® doses be given to unimmunized individuals who are in their 70th year and will be turning 71 in the near future, and will be aging out of the provincial program.
The Health Unit is currently out of Zostavax®. Therefore, all Zostavax® vaccine orders not filled in March and will be cancelled until we receive more. We have been told we will be getting a very small supply to be used only with this priority group.
Please contact the Health Unit on a case-by-case basis for clients who will be aging out of the program and we will try to assist you as best as we can. Please contact us at 1-800-660-5853 should you have any questions.
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