With the province planning on opening COVID-19 vaccination bookings to the majority population by the end of May, the Kingston Health Officer’s medical officer said vaccine appointments would be scheduled within weeks of booking.
“After the province opens, we hope that we will have enough supplies, after which you will get an appointment for two to three weeks,” Moore said.
“This month will not be far away. This week will be away. “
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This only applies to the large immunization sites in the Kingston area, the Invista Center and the Strathcona Paper Center. Appointments to both these sites can only be made through the province’s booking system.
By Monday, anyone 50 and up can start booking their first dose this way.
The next Monday, that will leave those 40 and up. Those 30 and up bookings will be allowed to begin on the following Monday, May 17 and will open vaccination bookings for those 18 and older on the following Monday, May 24.
The ability to vaccinate continuously for the next several weeks is due to the continued supply of Pfizer for large-scale vaccination in the region, with more than 9,300 doses coming weekly from May 17 at KFL & A. It is expected to continue through June, Moore said. Last week.
He also said that Modern’s shipments should arrive in large-scale vaccination clinics in the area, but did not specify how many.
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For those waiting to receive AstraZeneca in Faramacei in the area, Moore said it is still unclear when more doses will be received in the area.
“The supply of AstraZeneca has decreased significantly in our region. I don’t think there are many supplements left in our area.
Despite recent news from the National Advisory Committee on Vaccination suggesting that some people wait for Pfizer or Modern Vaccines, which are “preferred”, Moore says he hopes locals will have the first vaccine available to them.
“If you hear that the supply improves through our pharmacies, please take advantage of it,” Moore said.
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