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Toronto/Canadian-Media: In keeping with updated recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and in consultation with Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, and other health experts Ontario is providing updated guidance for second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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Ontarians who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and who have not yet received their second dose from the Ontario government to allow for the mixing of COVID-19 vaccines if desired.
“Nothing is more important than the health of Ontarians, and for the best protection against COVID-19 it is vital that everyone who received the AstraZeneca vaccine for their first dose receives the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.” “We are providing individuals who have received only their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine with two recommended options based on the available data and evidence and will continue to work with Health Canada to monitor the quality and efficacy of all COVID-19 vaccines being used in Ontario,” said Dr. Williams in a news release on June 3.
Beginning June 4, 2021, Ontarians who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have a choice to get a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, or an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine provided at the recommended 12-week interval.