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Fourth dose eligibility now open to those 18 and older

As of today (July 14, 2022), the provincial government has expanded eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to everyone 18 years old and older.
Anyone age 18 or older can get a fourth dose now. A fourth dose is strongly recommended for those 80 years of age and older, as well as those in congregate settings, with high risk medical conditions or part of Indigenous and other minority communities that have had disproportionate risk.
Niagara Region Public Health recommends waiting six months after your last dose to get the best immunity possible. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 recently should wait 90 days after their infection. However, anyone can get a fourth dose as early as 12 weeks after their third dose.
Those who are eligible for a fourth dose can receive it at a Public Health clinic, participating pharmacy, or participating primary care provider.
Appointments are needed at a Public Health clinic for fourth doses. Walk-ins are still available for first to third doses. Upcoming clinics include
  • July 14-16, 19-23 – Niagara Falls, Canada One Outlet Mall (beside Urban Kids)
  • July 14-16, 19-23 – St. Catharines, Pen Centre (By Stars Menswear, Tim Hortons and Booster Juice)
Please see our clinic schedule for a full list of dates, times and locations.    
We are now into a seventh wave of COVID-19. The most important step residents can take to protect themselves is getting all three doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and a fourth dose if they are over the age of 80 or at high risk. Public Health also strongly recommends everyone continue wearing a mask indoors and in crowded spaces outdoors, and staying home if sick.

Media Inquiries

Courtney Westerhof
Niagara Region Public Health
905-688-8248 ext. 7303

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