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Ontario expanding COVID-19 booster shot eligibility

Ontarians aged 50 and over and other high-risk people will soon be able to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

As of Monday at 8 a.m., individuals who meet the criteria will be able to schedule their booster dose appointment through the provincial vaccination portal or call centre, at a pharmacy, or at their family doctor’s office.

You must wait at least six months after you got your second shot to get a booster.

Patients receiving dialysis are also eligible to receive a third dose of the vaccine if it has been 56 days since their second dose.

Beginning in January, officials say the province will further expand eligibility for booster doses based on age and risk, with an interval of six to eight months from the second dose.

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