Those with certain chronic health conditions are now eligible for a third COVID mRNA Vaccine. We encourage you to contact us if you think you are eligible as you will require a letter or Public Health referral form from your NP or specialist in order to receive the third dose. We remind you that the COVID mRNA Vaccine must be given 28 days before or 14 days after another vaccine, please plan flu shot accordingly.
We are currently holding flu shot clinics for those who meet the high risk criteria including 65 and over and those with chronic illness. If you are unsure if you meet the criteria for these clinics, please click on the link below https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/flu/uiip/default.aspx#immunization
We will post a notice when we open up the flu shot clinics to the rest of our patients in a few weeks.
WRNPLC follows federal, provincial, and Waterloo Region’s Public Health Guidelines regarding COVID 19 . These guidelines identify that there are only two reasons an mRNA COVID vaccine can be delayed or deferred:
- A severe allergic reaction (eg. anaphylaxis) to a previous dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or a component of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. If you have experienced a reaction, you will be referred to an allergist to confirm and to help identify alternative ways you may receive the vaccine.
- Myocarditis or Pericarditis diagnosed after the first dose of an mRNA vaccine can result in a temporary delay of your second dose
For more detailed information, please refer to the Public Health guide link below:
Our “virtual” AGM will be held via ZOOM on Thursday September 16th at 5:00 and is open to patients, partners and community members. If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please click the link below to read our fall newsletter that provides information on Child and Youth Vaccinations