Visit our COVID-19 vaccine booking page for more information on eligibility, clinics, and booking an appointment.
Interchanging vaccines for dose 2
The public should be aware that as per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) guidance, the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines can be safely interchanged for first and second doses if the original mRNA vaccine is not readily available. NWHU will make all attempts at providing the same vaccine as the first dose, however, if it is not available, individuals may receive the other brand of mRNA vaccine instead. This practice is does not impact the vaccine’s effectiveness or safety and is a common practice in routine vaccination series for other diseases.
After your shot:
It is important to remember that even once immunized, you must continue to practice all COVID-19 prevention measures. The province of Ontario has indicated that vaccine coverage rates will be one metric used to guide when it is safe to begin lifting restrictions. Read more about the Roadmap to Reopen.
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Last updated: Aug. 3, 2021
Vaccine information for Health Care Professionals