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Immunocompromised Ontarians can now book 4th COVID-19 shot appointment

Immunocompromised Ontarians can book appointments for a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday morning
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Doctor hand wearing medical gloves in close up view hold a vaccine bottle vial while transferring medication to an injection syringe used for treatment of Covid-19 patients

Immunocompromised Ontarians can book appointments for a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday morning.

Ontario's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, says appointments for moderately to severely immunocompromised people will be made available through the provincial vaccine contact centre at 8 a.m.

However, the booking date must be at least 84 days after getting the third dose.

Moore said the move aims to provide further protection for vulnerable populations.

The province has already started administering fourth doses in long-term care homes, retirement homes and other congregate settings.

In a news conference Thursday, Ontario's top doctor also said transplant patients are lagging in getting their third doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, which is considered part of their primary series of shots.

He said only 64 per cent of transplant patients have received a third dose so far.

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