A message from Dr. Kyle on encouraging residents ages 18 to 39 to get vaccinated
More than 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the Region. Individuals between the ages of 18 to 29 and 30 to 39 currently have the lowest vaccination rates in Durham Region. Residents in these age groups are encouraged to get their first and second doses as soon as possible.
All Durham residents who received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) can receive their second dose after 28 days. Individuals who received AstraZeneca as their first dose can receive their second dose after eight weeks (56 days).
Youth between the ages of 12 to 17 can receive a first dose of vaccine at local immunization clinics on a walk-in basis—appointments are required for second doses.