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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health To Begin Offering Third Dose Booster Shots

via wdghealth.ca

Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against COVID-19 including against the Delta variant. However, for some key populations, a third dose may be required to boost protection and increase immune response.

WDGPH will begin offering third doses of a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, August 23 to these specific select populations only:

Eligible Populations

Third Dose Interval

How got get your third dose

Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)

Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for malignant hematologic disorders

Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)

Minimum of eight weeks following your second dose

Please contact your healthcare provider for more information.

Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges

Minimum of five months following your second dose


Third doses will be offered to these individuals in their residence (either within the home or through a mobile clinic). You will be contacted directly.

Third doses are being offered to the above groups only at this time and will not be extended for any other reasons. Please do not call to request a third dose.