COVID-19: Ontario shortens wait time for 2nd shot after AstraZeneca vaccine

The Ontario government is shortening the amount of time residents who received an initial dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should wait before getting their follow-up shot.

The government had previously said AstraZeneca recipients should wait 12 weeks before getting a second shot, despite shortening the interval for all other vaccines.

But it amended the guidance this afternoon, saying residents can now get a dose of any type of vaccine as early as eight weeks after their first AstraZeneca jab.

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Calls grow to change dosage interval for COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine

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