COVID-19 Vaccine Information
AstraZeneca 2nd Dose Update:
Effective June 4, 2021 and in alignment with NACI’s recommendation, Ontarians who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can choose to either receive a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, or an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine for their second dose. Both second-dose options available to individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine are safe and provide strong protection against COVID-19 and will count as a completed series.
Second doses will be provided at the recommended 8 to 12-week interval.
For those of you who received AstraZeneca as your first dose, we have both AstraZeneca and Moderna available for second doses. We ask that you re-book your second dose for a date that is between 8 and 12-weeks following your first dose. If you prefer to receive Pfizer as your second dose, please schedule your second dose at a pharmacy or Public Health clinic through Durham Region Health Department or using the provincial booking system.
We will be opening bookings for those who meet the 8 to 12-week second dose criteria as vaccine supply is available. Please watch our website.
Moderna 2nd Dose Update:
For those individuals who received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at our location and who were given a second dose appointment, you are asked to watch for accelerated eligibility criteria being released by the province and re-book as as you become eligible. Current eligibility criteria can be found on the Durham Region Health Department website (www.durham.ca). Appointments will become available at our site as supply of vaccine arrives. The booking link is above.
|We will continue to be an active participant in the administration of vaccination as it remains of utmost importance in the efforts to combat COVID-19 and reopen Ontario. Please see the Durham Public Health website for the most up to date information.|
We acknowledge that there are many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and more specifically, how and when you will have the opportunity to receive it.
Please check for eligibility in your Public Health Region through or through the provincial booking system at ontario.ca/bookvaccine.
Please watch for information from your local health department regarding vaccine eligibility in your region.
Medical Associates of Port Perry and the North Durham Health Team will be actively involved in the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine. We will provide our patients and community with information about how and when you can get the vaccine as that information becomes available. We encourage you to refer back to this website for updates as well as those of Durham Public Health and the Province of Ontario.
We are committed to serving the healthcare needs of our community and we will continue to dedicate and prioritize our resources in response to COVID-19.
Thank you for your continued commitment to Public Health guidelines as we all work to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Your healthcare workers, both front-line and support, appreciate your efforts.
For those of you interested in learning more about the COVID-19 Vaccine, this series of links will help to answer some questions you may have.
Vaccine Information for Pregnant People (Updated-12-28)
COVID-19 Vaccine information
COVID-19 Vaccine questions answered
Dr. Dan Ricciuto, Chief and Medical Director, Quality and Patient Experience at Lakeridge Health, shares some information about COVID-19 vaccine in this series of short videos. Click Here
Dr. David M. Kaplan, a family doctor in North York and an Associate Professor in the Termerty Faculty of Medicine and Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto posted a series of informative videos about COVID-19 vaccines. Click Here
COVID-19 Vaccine: Dispelling the myths and getting the facts.
We recently held a Virtual Community Town Hall meeting to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. The information presented can be accessed here.