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Waterloo Region’s top doc gets shot of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

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People 40 and older can receive AstraZeneca COVID vaccine in Ontario – Apr 19, 2021

Waterloo Region’s top doctor received a shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

In a news release, the region said medical officer of health Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang waited until after Monday’s announcement by the province which lowered the age limit for the AstraZeneca vaccine from 55 and up down to 40 and up.

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“If you’re 40 or older, I strongly encourage you to book an appointment to get the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Wang stated.

“While we are in the midst of a very serious third wave with profound impacts on our community and our health care system at risk, we are fortunate to have a good supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the moment and the opportunity to vaccinate even more residents who are now eligible to get it.”

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The region says area residents can find dozens of local pharmacies on the Ontario government’s website who are offering appointments.

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In addition, the region also announced that another dozen or so primary care providers have been added to the list of offices that are offering vaccines.

Waterloo Region’s website offers a list of which offices are currently providing vaccinations

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