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Vulnerable residents can now get third COVID-19 vaccine shot

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Journal Staff

Lambton Public Health is now offering third doses of COVID-19 vaccine to people with high-risk medical conditions and residents in long-term care.

While two shots provide strong protection again COVID-19 and the Delta variant, a third shot can improve the immune response of vulnerable individuals, the health unit said.

They include: transplant recipients, people with hematological cancers receiving active treatment, recipients of an anti-CD20 agent, and residents of long-term care homes, adjacent retirement homes, and First Nation elder care lodges.

Those eligible for a third dose can register online or call the Vaccine Call Centre at 226-254-8222, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

They should consult their primary care provider first and must show proof of their medical condition at the clinic.

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