News Release: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Supply Increases and Walk-ins Accepted across the Region
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 4:30 p.m. | Windsor and Essex County
On December 18, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Health put in place recommendations to preserve the limited availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine to only those who were identified for a preferential dose of the vaccine (i.e., those between 12-29 years of age).
Due to a currently stable supply of the adult Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine across the province, the Ministry of Health has now eliminated this requirement. Effective immediately, individuals aged 30 years and older will be able to receive the Pfizer at any vaccination site. Either mRNA vaccine will provide a high level of protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.
In addition, all mass vaccination sites are now accepting walk-ins for first, second, or third doses. In order to avoid lines, appointments continue to be recommended but are not necessary to receive a dose. The WECHU also continues to encourage residents to contact their local pharmacy or health care provider for more information on availability at these specific locations and to address any concerns or questions they may have before scheduling an appointment.
Vaccination continues to the be the most important public health measure to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. If you are eligible for a dose, please take action to book an appointment or attend a clinic today.
Please do not attend your appointment or a vaccination clinic if you are sick or have been asked to self-isolate. If you do not have a health card, you can still get a vaccine by presenting another form of government-issued photo identification