Pfizer vaccination delay in C-K

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Folks heading to for a vaccination on Wednesday in Chatham at the Bradley Centre could be in for a hiccup.

CK Public Health has been informed by the province that the regular Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shipment will be delayed this week. As a result, jabs doled out tomorrow will be impacted

Youth age 12-17 will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, while adults 18-plus will be vaccinated with the Moderna mRNA vaccine.

Public Health officials said they are fortunate to have extra Moderna supply in stock at this time, so no appointments need to be cancelled.

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are both mRNA vaccines and are so similar that they are interchangeable, officials said.

To ensure maximum protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, CK Public Health recommends that Chatham-Kent residents get fully vaccinated, with the first vaccine available to them, as soon as they can.

Those wishing to receive Pfizer-BioNTech will need to reschedule their appointment.

The remaining Pfizer-BioNTech appointments scheduled for June 24-26 will not be impacted by the shipment delay and will continue as planned.

For the latest COVID-19 vaccination eligibility updates, or to book an appointment, visit: GetYourShotCK.ca.

Meanwhile, the active case count of COVID-19 positive people in the municipality dropped by one today, to six.

Across the province, there were just 296 new COVID-19 cases reported this morning.

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