Seniors and other vulnerable people eligible for Covid booster

Six Nations of the Grand River has announced a spring Covid booster available for vulnerable individuals by appointment only at this time.

Ohsweken Public Health recently announced its community health nurses are available to provide Pfizer Covid-19 boosters via at-home visits to eligible individuals by appointment only.

“It is recommended that individuals at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 receive an additional dose of a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,” SNGR said in a press release. “This additional vaccine dose can provide added protection that may have decreased over time for those at increased risk.”

SNGR said it is recommended that you receive an additional dose this spring if you belong to any of the following groups:

-You are a resident of a long-term care home or other congregate living setting for seniors

-You are aged six (6) months and older and are moderately to severely immunocompromised (due to an underlying condition or treatment

-You are aged 55 years and older and identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Metis or their non-Indigenous household member and are aged 55 years and older

-You are an individual who has received a recommendation from a healthcare provider to receive an additional dose

-You are an individual who is starting or completing a primary series of Covid-19 vaccines. “Please note the re-location of these services may lead to longer wait times for services, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience,” SNGR noted.

All other individuals are not currently recommended to receive a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine dose this spring and should wait until further recommendations are available closer to fall 2024, SNGR said.

Eligible individuals may receive a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine if it has been six months since their previous dose or if they have a confirmed Covid-19 infection.

SNGR said it is asking for “additional patience from the community as we adjust our service delivery.”

To book an appointment, call (519) 761-9053.

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