COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations (primary series and booster doses)

Get your booster dose

You can now drop in to get your COVID-19 booster. Visit wdgpublichealth.ca/drop-ins for drop-in hours.

To book an appointment for the updated booster, you can:

  • Book an appointment online with us.
  • Book an appointment through our call centre at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 7006.
  • Contact your healthcare provider.
  • Visit your local pharmacy.

The updated COVID-19 bivalent booster help protect against circulating Omicron variants. Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines offers the best protection from serious illness.

The updated bivalent boosters will be available at our clinics and anyone age 12+ who has completed their primary series is eligible. The recommended interval is 3-6 months from your last dose, or at least 3 months since COVID-19 infection.

You can use this online tool to calculate days since you last dose to determine if you meet the minimum interval.

COVID-19 immunization series for individuals 6 months or older
Age/Eligibility Recommended and Minimum Intervals
6 months to 4 years

Primary series:

  • Pfizer:
    • 2nd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 1st dose (minimum 21 days)
    • 3rd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 2nd dose (minimum 56 days)
  • Moderna
    • 2nd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 1st dose (minimum 28 days)

Booster doses: not eligible

5 years and older

Primary series:

  • 2nd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 1st dose (minimum 28 days)

Booster doses:

  • 6 months (168 days) after last dose (minimum 3 months or 84 days)
Immunocompromised individuals ages 6 months to 4 years

Primary series:

  • Pfizer:
    • 2nd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 1st dose (minimum 21 days)
    • 3rd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 2nd dose (minimum 56 days)
  • Moderna
    • 2nd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 1st dose (minimum 28 days)
    • 3rd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 2nd dose (minimum 28 days)

Booster doses: not eligible

Immunocompromised individuals ages 5 years and older
 

Primary series:

  • 2nd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 1st dose (minimum 28 days)
  • 3rd dose, 2 months (56 days) after 2nd dose (minimum 28 days)

Booster doses:

  • 6 months (168 days) after last dose (minimum 3 months or 84 days)

People Who Have Had COVID-19

If you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine but have recently had a COVID-19 infection, you can wait to receive your next dose until 84 days (3 months) months after symptom onset or positive test (if asymptomatic). Emerging evidence indicates that a longer interval (ie. 6 months) between SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination is associated with improved antibody responses to COVID-19 vaccines. With informed consent, individuals may choose to receive a booster dose once symptoms have been resolved and isolation period is complete.

Questions?

If you have questions or need assistance about your individual situation in relation to recommended doses, please call our Client and Community Support Call Centre.