COVID-19: Some Guelph residents eligible to drop into a vaccine clinic for a shot

Life has changed yet again for residents of Ontario, with nearly 15 million people waking up on Wednesday to another round of restrictions and closures due to COVID-19.

Guelph’s public health unit says it is updating its COVID-19 vaccination program to allow some residents to drop into a vaccine clinic for a shot.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health made the announcement on Wednesday after receiving additional information from the province.

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Those eligible to drop into a local vaccination must meet the following criteria:

  • Children aged five to 11 for a first or second dose
  • Residents 12-plus for a first or second dose
  • Adults aged 68 and older for a booster dose
  • School staff and teachers for a booster dose
  • Child-care educators and staff (including unlicensed care providers) for a booster dose

Everyone else between the ages of 18 and 67 must book an appointment to receive a booster dose, either online or by calling 1-844-780-0202.

Public health also said the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine supply is currently limited.

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Those vaccines are being reserved for individuals under the age of 30 until further notice. Anyone over the age of 30 will be provided with the Moderna vaccine.

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines is safe and effective, public health said, adding that no one should avoid getting a booster dose because they want to select a particular vaccine.

More information about drop-ins can be found on public health’s website.

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