If you’re 30 or older and looking for your first, second or third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Durham, you’ll only be offered Moderna starting December 29.
The province contacted Durham’s health department on December 21, warning of a Canada-wide shortage of the Pfizer vaccine.
Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for kids five to 11 and is recommended for those 12 to 29.
The health department says people in that younger age group reported lower rates of myocarditis or pericarditis with Pfizer, compared to Moderna.
Officials say there is enough Pfizer vaccine supply to continue vaccinating children, teens and younger adults.
Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine provide strong protection against the virus and experts say you should take the first vaccine you’re offered.
Mixing vaccines has also been shown to be safe and effective.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Durham, click here.
To book an appointment, click here or call 1-888-444-5113.
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