The HNHU, along with the province of Ontario, is experiencing a shortage of adult (ages 12+) Pfizer vaccines at this time. This shortage is expected to last until mid or late January. Until this shortage is remediated at the provincial level, all available Pfizer will be reserved for those ages 12-29, where Pfizer is the preferred vaccine.
Adults 18+ who had their second dose at least 84 days prior are eligible for a booster. Appointments can be booked at www.hnhu.org/popup or at a local pharmacy or physicians’ office.
Moderna is safe, effective, and available now. Early concerns about travelling with a mixed-dose series of vaccines have been addressed in most countries around the world, including the USA, where travel is no longer restricted for those with mixed doses.
At this time, the HNHU wishes to remind residents that the best available COVID-19 vaccine for your booster is the one that is available first. A booster dose will dramatically increase your protection against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant.