Sumary of COVID-19: Mayors of hot spot Peel Region want shorter dose interval for AstraZeneca recipients:
- TORONTO — Mayors in an Ontario COVID-19 hot spot are joining calls for the government to reduce the vaccine dosing interval for Oxford-AstraZeneca recipients as a more infectious variant spreads in the province..
- Residents who got a first shot of AstraZeneca currently must wait 12 weeks between doses in Ontario, but other provinces have shortened the gap to eight weeks..
- Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown wrote to the premier and health minister on Friday asking that Ontario follow suit with an eight-week gap between doses..
- “Residents should have the choice to be fully immunized sooner so they have better protection against variants,”.
- 2nd COVID-19 shots prioritized to Ontario hot spots with high Delta variant starting June 14 Brown Mississauga counterpart, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, also wrote a letter calling for a shorter dose interval..
- Calls have been growing for Ontario to shorten the dosing interval for AstraZeneca recipients as the more infectious Delta variant spreads..
- Starting Monday, residents of seven Delta variant hot spots who got a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 9 and book accelerated second doses..
- Ontario has maintained that 12 weeks is the most effective dosing interval for AstraZeneca, with Health Minister Christine Elliott calling it the “gold standard”…