All Ontario adults can now book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine directed at Omicron starting today.
The county made the bivalent vaccine available to its most vulnerable residents earlier this month, but said appointments to receive the new vaccine will be open to all residents 18 or older starting September 26.
Health Secretary Sylvia Jones says getting a booster shot is especially important as the respiratory illness season begins in the fall and winter.
The Ministry of Health said the recommended waiting period between doses is six months from the last booster dose, but the minimum interval is 84 days.
The county is also opening appointments for children ages six months to five years old to receive Pfizer’s new pediatric vaccine, providing an alternative to the Moderna vaccine used since July.
New appointments for both adults and children can be booked through the county’s online portal, regional public health unit reservation systems, Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating health care providers, and pharmacies.