Durham Health in Whitby has limited number of one-dose Janssen vaccines available

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Published December 16, 2021 at 10:35 am

Durham Region’s Health Department has a limited supply of the one-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine available for residents who have not received any COVID vaccine to date.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization claims that the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is 85.4 per cent effective at least 28 days after vaccination.

With 89.4 per cent of Durham Region residents ages 12 and older having received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine will help eligible residents to get vaccinated and achieve Durham’s target of 90 per cent vaccination coverage.

Individuals must meet the following criteria to be eligible to receive a Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in a Health Department community immunization clinic:

18 years of age and older, and

Have not received any COVID-19 vaccine dose to date.

Residents who want Janssen vaccine can call the Health Department at 1-888-444-5113 to book an appointment. Due to limited supply, online booking is not available for the Janssen vaccine.

Additional information regarding the Janssen vaccine is available via the Ministry of Health’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Durham Region, visit www.durham.ca/covidvaccines.

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