Two-doses of a COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against COVID-19 infection and severe outcomes, including against the Delta variant, for most people.
As an additional measure to continue protecting the most vulnerable, third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to those at highest-risk, providing them with an extra layer of protection against the Delta variant.
These populations include those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and vulnerable elderly in high-risk congregate settings.
Individuals in the above groups can receive a third dose one or two months after their second dose. If you fit into one of these groups, contact your primary care provider to determine when to get your third dose to get the best immune response.
If you don’t have a primary care provider, call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-360-4319 or 1-800-461-1818.
The immune response in residents who live in long-term care homes is lower than the general population. A third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges.
Individuals in these settings can be receive a third dose five months after their second dose.
The Porcupine Health Unit is currently working with long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes (as identified by the province) and elder care providers to plan vaccine clinics for their residents.
If eligible, you will be contacted.