COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Doses

by 22q Administrator

Unfortunately, Ontario is now in the seventh wave of COVID-19 [See latest data on the Ontario Dashboard]

Our Clinic recommends that all individuals with 22q as well as their family members receive all the COVID-19 vaccine doses (including boosters) for which they are eligible. The primary series plus the booster doses protect very well against the worst effects of the virus.

As of July 14th, 2022, all individuals in Ontario aged 18 and over can receive their fourth dose (second booster). The recommended interval is 5 months (140 days) after the third dose (first booster), but the interval can be as short as three months (84 days). Most individuals aged 18 to 59 years old will continue to have strong protection more than six months after their first booster dose. Nevertheless, some people may choose to get the second booster based on their personal circumstances. Please speak to your healthcare provider if you are not sure whether to get the second booster or not.

Individuals aged 18 and over with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency should receive additional doses:

  • Third dose (as part of an “extended primary series”) at least 8 weeks (56 days) after the second dose.
  • Fourth dose (booster) at least 3 months (84 days) after the third dose

To book your vaccination appointment, please visit the Ontario Government’s Getting the COVID-19 vaccine page.

The Outpatient Pharmacy at Toronto General Hospital is offering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to patients and caregivers on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm. Please call ahead to book an appointment at (416) 340-4075.