June 21, 2021
We are pleased to report that the Health Unit has received more Moderna vaccine over the weekend and will be adding more appointments in all of our clinics as of Tuesday, June 22.
Ontario’s Pfizer vaccine delivery that was expected on Monday, June 21 has been delayed until Wednesday, June 23. We are able to continue to offer the clinics on Monday and Tuesday by giving Moderna to Adults 18+ at our clinics. Pfizer will be reserved for youth 12–17.
Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) supports ‘mixing vaccines’ or vaccine interchangeability meaning you can receive one vaccine product for your first dose and a different vaccine product for your second dose to complete your two-dose vaccine series. Moderna and Pfizer are both mRNA vaccines that work in the same way and are considered interchangeable.
Any individuals who do not want to keep their already scheduled appointment on Monday and Tuesday are asked to cancel their appointment and rebook another appointment at a later date by calling the local Leeds, Grenville, Lanark Booking Centre toll-free at 1-844-369-1234 (open daily 8:30am to 4:00pm) or using the link to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark online booking portal. You can also add your name to the weekly contingency list.
Individuals can also check for a participating pharmacy and contact them for an appointment. Pharmacies may have either Pfizer or Moderna and offer first doses to 12+ and second doses to those who are eligible for them.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://healthunit.org/covid-19-vaccine/.
UPDATE July 9, 2021: The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Call Centre hours have changed and are now Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Call Centre is no longer open on weekends.
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