COVID-19 vaccine spring boosters now available for high-risk groups
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:12 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department is encouraging residents in specific high-risk populations to receive a COVID-19 booster dose this spring.
Due to decreasing immunity and the risk of severe illness from COVID-19, individuals in the following high-risk groups are recommended to get a spring COVID-19 booster dose if it has been at least six months, or 168 days, since their last COVID-19 vaccination or confirmed COVID-19 infection: adults 65 and older; residents of long-term care...
Getting your annual flu shot is more important than ever before
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 08:45 AM
Whitby, Ontario - Influenza, “the flu”, season has begun, and Durham Region Health Department is reminding area residents to protect themselves and others by getting their annual influenza vaccine, known as the flu shot. The flu shot is safe and protects you from the influenza virus which causes a contagious respiratory illness. The vaccine is free and recommended for everyone six-months and older.
“The best way you can stop the flu is by getting your flu shot every year,” explained Dr. Robert Kyle,...
COVID-19 Moderna Spikevax Bivalent booster bookings open September 12
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2022 03:57 PM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department will begin offering Moderna Spikevax Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible individuals, as announced by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Vulnerable populations including residents of long-term care homes and congregate settings, adults 70 and older, healthcare workers, First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals 18 and older, immunocompromised individuals 12 and older, and pregnant individuals, will be eligible to receive the bivalent...
COVID-19 booster now available for children five to 11-years old
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 08:22 AM
Whitby, Ontario - In line with the recent announcement from the province, Durham Region Health Department will be offering booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine to children five to 11-years old. Bookings will open on September 1 at 8:00 am. Individuals five to 11-years old will now be able to receive a booster dose 168 days (or six months) after they have finished their primary COVID-19 vaccine series. Appointments can be booked at durham.ca/vaccineappointment or by calling 1-888-444-5113.
COVID-19 vaccine available for children six-months to under five-years old
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 04:01 PM
Second booster doses also available for immunocompromised youth 12 to 17-years old
Whitby, Ontario - In line with the recent announcement from the province, Durham Region Health Department will be offering paediatric Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine for children six-months to under five-years old. Appointments for this age group will be held at local immunization clinics. Bookings will be available starting at 8 a.m. on July 28. To book an appointment, visit durham.ca/VaccineAppointment....