June 11, 2021 – On June 10, the Province of Ontario declared Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph a provincial Delta (B.1.617) variant area of concern. The Province is expanding local vaccine supply to these communities because of higher rates of Delta variant transmission. 8,000 extra doses of the Moderna mRNA vaccine are expected in the region this week to help with both first and second doses.
“This additional support from the Province will help us continue to protect our community from COVID-19 – especially as we seek to reopen across the region,” said Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health. “I am urging every resident of the region: do not wait. Book your first or second dose as soon as you can. Have the vaccine conversation with friends, family and co-workers and help ensure all of us are protected.”
To make sure vaccinations in the region continue to happen as quickly as possible, WDG Public Health will begin online booking for second doses on Monday, June 14. Individuals who received their first dose on or before May 9, 2021 will receive an email or text message with booking instructions.
“We want to make booking a second dose as easy as possible,” said Dr. Kyle Wilson, Director of Information Systems. “We know people are keen to get vaccinated as quickly as possible, so we are grateful for people doing what they can: being patient, continuing to check their SPAM and junk folders and using our online booking website to book their appointment.”
Because more than 60,000 invitations will be sent, residents should expect to receive their invitation between Monday and Wednesday next week (June 14-16). Individuals having trouble booking online can call 1-844-780-0202 for support beginning Monday.
Visit wdgpublichealth.ca/register to pre-register for a first dose appointment.