Register Now - Residents 70+ eligible for an earlier second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

By: Kw Now Local News
| Published 06/06/2021

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Residents 70+ eligible for an earlier second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

'Ontario administers first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over ahead of schedule.'

Waterloo Region – Ontario has reached a key milestone in its fight against COVID-19, having achieved its target to administer first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over ahead of schedule. Ontario is also preparing to roll out the eligibility for accelerated second dose appointments starting with individuals aged 80 and over, beginning on May 31, 2021. If there is sufficient vaccine supply, it is anticipated that the majority of Ontario residents who choose to receive the vaccine will be able to be fully vaccinated by the end of summer.

Starting Monday, June 7, Waterloo Region will be accepting requests for an earlier appointment for a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for adults in the 70+ age group, as well as individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) on or before April 18.

Today, the Province announced it is expanding accelerated second doses ahead of schedule due to an increasing supply of vaccines.

“We’re excited to be accelerating the booking of second doses for everyone 70 years of age and older as well as anyone who had an mRNA vaccine on or before April 18,” said Shirley Hilton, Deputy Chief for Waterloo Region Police Service and head of the Waterloo Region Vaccine Distribution Task Force. “With an increased supply of vaccines, we’ll be able to complete first doses sooner and administer second doses according to the Province’s accelerated schedule.”

Individuals 70+, and those who received a first dose of Moderna or Pfizer on or before April18, can request a second dose at a shortened interval by completing a form on the Region of Waterloo website at link below story regionofwaterloo.ca/seconddose.

Depending on the volume of requests and vaccine supply, it may take 2-4 weeks to be contacted about an earlier second-dose appointment. As a result, those who already have a second-dose appointment scheduled in the next few weeks are being encouraged to keep their original second-dose appointment.

After COVID-19 vaccination, it is important to keep following safety measures such as wearing a mask in public places and practicing physical distancing with those outside of your household.

Here are the pharmacies offering vaccines in Kitchener:

  • Doon Mills Pharmacy, 260 Doon South Drive, Unit 4, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Food Basics Pharmacy, 655 Fairway Road South, Adults 18 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Heritage Park Pharmacy, 200 Lorraine Ave. Unit 2, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Huron Crossing Pharmasave, 1415 Huron Road Unit 207, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Huron Heights Pharmacy, 1606 Battler Road Unit B, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Medicine Shoppe, 296 Highland Road East, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Pharmasave, 1144 Courtland Avenue East, Adults 18 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Rockway Pharmacy, 815 Weber Street East, Unit 5, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 1400 Ottawa St. South Unit B-1, Adults 40 and over in 2021 interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 123 Pioneer Drive, Adults 40 and over in 2021 interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 235 Ira Needles Boulevard, Adults 40 and over in 2021 interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine
  • Sobeys Pharmacy, 1187 Fischer Hallman Road, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 100 The Boardwalk, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 1400 Ottawa Street South, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine

These are the Waterloo pharmacies offering the vaccine:

  • Carriage Crossing Pharmacy, 105 Oak Park Drive, Unit 4, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Cooks Pharmacy, 520 University Ave. West Unit 101, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 658 Erb Street West, Adults 40 and over in 2021 interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 600 Laurelwood Drive, Adults 40 and over in 2021 interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 50 Weber Street North, Adults 40 and over in 2021 interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 550 King Street North, Major 4A, Adults 40 and over in 2021 interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine
  • The Boardwalk Pharmacy, 430 The Boardwalk, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 70 Bridgeport Road, Adults 40 and over interested in receiving the Moderna vaccine
  • Zehrs Markets, 450 Erb Street West, Adults 40 and over in 2021 interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine

Information on other pharmacies across the province and contact information can be found on the province’s website.