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All residents aged 12 and older can now book second shot

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Journal Staff

Sarnia-Lambton residents ages 12 to 17 who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days ago can now book second dose appointments, Lambton Public Health said today.

Online booking is recommended. Those unable to book online can call the Vaccine Call Centre from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at

Call volumes are extremely high at this time and those who can’t get through are urged to call back.

As of today, 73% of adults and 18.5% of youth (aged 0-17) in Sarnia-Lambton have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

A total of 42% of adult residents are fully vaccinated with two doses.

“We are encouraging everyone to book a first dose appointment if they have not done so yet, and a second dose appointment as soon as they are eligible,” said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health.

“Being fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine is proven to provide the best possible protection from the highly transmissible Delta variant, which is currently circulating in the community.”

Because of the unpredictability of vaccine shipments, Lambton Public Health is no longer able to guarantee individuals will receive a particular vaccine brand for either their first or second dose, it said.

The approved mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) being used at the local mass immunization clinics are interchangeable, according to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

The only exception is 12-to-17-year-olds. They will receive Pfizer – the only approved vaccine for that age group – for both their first and second doses.








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