Novel Coronavirus

Algoma Public Health

Appointment Booking Eligibility

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Safe and effective vaccines will help protect us against COVID-19. 

 

Follow along with our COVID-19 Immunization Tracker as we provide regular up-to-date data on Algoma's COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

 

If you have questions specifically related to the vaccine itself you can call Ontario’s Vaccine Information phone line: 1-888-999-6488

All Out of Province vaccines must be reported to Algoma Public Health and entered into the provincial system prior to booking an appointment for the bivalent booster dose.


 

Eligibility 


Use the table below to see which dose you may need next. Find your age to see the doses you are eligible to receive.

 

General Population Recommendations
Age Recommended Intervals

6 months to 4 years 

 

*There is currently no vaccine preferred product for children 6 months to 4 years of age. Children within this age span may receive either a monovalent Pfizer (3 dose primary series) or monovalent Moderna (2 dose primary series).

Primary Series*

Pfizer-BioNTech (3mcg)

  • 2nd dose, 56 days after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose, 56 days after 2nd dose

 

Or*

 

Moderna (25 mcg)

  • 2nd dose, 56 days after 1st dose

 

Booster Doses - Not eligible

5 years and older

 

** Preferential recommendation for the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 5-29 years of age if receiving a primary series dose, or 5-17 years of age if receiving a booster dose. This is due to an increase in myocarditis/pericarditis following vaccination with Moderna in adolescents and young adults.

Primary Series

  • 2nd dose, 56 days after 1st dose

 

Booster Doses

  • 6 months (168 days) after last dose
Immunocompromised Recommendations
6 months to 4 years

Primary Series

Pfizer-BioNTech (3mcg)

  • 2nd dose, 56 days after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose, 56 days after 2nd dose

 

Or*

 

Moderna (25 mcg)

  • 2nd dose, 56 days after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose, 56 days after 2nd dose

 

Booster Doses - Not eligible

5 years and older

Primary Series

  • 2nd dose, 56 days after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose, 56 days after 2nd dose

 

Booster Doses

  • 6 months (168 days) after last dose

 

 

Booster Doses Strengthen Protection against COVID-19

Protection after a primary COVID-19 vaccine series (2 doses) decreases over time, especially against the Omicron variant of concern. COVID-19 vaccine booster doses help to increase protection against symptomatic infection and severe outcomes at the individual level and help to reduce transmission at the population level.

Booster Dose Eligibility

Ages 5-17

Children and youth can receive their primary series followed by their booster doses at a recommended interval of six months since their previous dose.

 

Ages 18+

 

Everyone aged 18 or older is eligible to schedule their bivalent booster appointment. A bivalent booster dose is recommended to those eligible, regardless of the number of booster doses previously received, at an interval of 6 months since previous dose.*

 

If the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is not readily available, an original COVID-19 vaccine should be offered to ensure timely protection.

 

*All out-of-province vaccines must be reported to Algoma Public Health and entered into the provincial system prior to booking an appointment for the bivalent booster dose. 

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