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Second Dose Eligibility

Please see below for eligibilty to receive your second dose of Astra Zeneca:

  • Individuals who received AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine for their first dose and choose to receive the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine for their second dose may receive their second dose at least 8 weeks after their first dose, unless they are eligible for an earlier second dose based on the exception below.
  • Exception: individuals with certain health conditions as documented in a letter from a health care provider, may receive their second dose as early as 4 weeks.
  • Individuals who are at least 18 years old who received the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna mRNA vaccine for their first dose and had a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis to that vaccine as assessed by an allergist / immunologist and documented in a COVID-19 Vaccination: Allergy Form, may receive their second dose with the AstraZeneca / COVISHIELD vaccine if: ▪ at least 21 days have passed since their first dose with the Pfizer-BioNTech vacchine; or ▪ at least 28 days have passed since their first dose with the Moderna vaccine. 

 

Please see below for eligibilty to receive your second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine AND COVID-19 vaccine MODERNA

  • Individuals who received their first dose of AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine and choose to receive one of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) as their second dose may receive their second dose at least 8 weeks after their first dose, unless they are eligible for an earlier second dose based on the exception below.
  • Exception: individuals with certain health conditions as documented in a letter from a health care provider, as more particularly described here, may receive their second dose as early as 4 weeks.
  • Individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) may receive their second dose at an interval of up to 16 weeks, unless they are eligible for an earlier second dose based on the following rules.

       As of June 28, 2021:

  • Individuals who are 18 years of age or older, or if;
  • at least 21 days have passed since their first dose with the Pfizer-BioNTech vacchine; or
  • at least 28 days have passed since their first dose with the Moderna vaccine.

         As of July 5, 2021:

  • Individuals who are 12 to 17 years of age, if at least 21 days have passed since their first dose. These individuals are only eligible to receive a second dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.
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