Pfizer vaccine delayed for Chatham-Kent

Pfizer's COVID vaccine. 18 February 2021. (BlackburnNew.com photo by Colin Gowdy)

Chatham-Kent Public Health has been informed that a shipment of the Pfizer vaccine will be delayed this week.

As a result, scheduled appointments at the Bradley Centre in Chatham will be affected on Wednesday, June 23.  Appointments for youth aged 12 to 17 will still receive the Pfizer vaccine while adults aged 18 and older will receive the Moderna vaccine.

“We are fortunate to have extra Moderna supply in stock at this time so no appointments need to be cancelled,” the health unit said in a statement issued Monday. “Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are both mRNA vaccines and are so similar that they are interchangeable. To ensure maximum protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, CK Public Health recommends that Chatham-Kent residents get fully vaccinated, with the first vaccine available to them, as soon as they can. Those wishing to receive Pfizer-BioNTech will need to reschedule their appointment.”

The remaining appointments for the Pfizer vaccine scheduled from June 24 – June 26 will not be affected by the shipment delay.

For the latest COVID-19 vaccination eligibility updates or to book an appointment, visit GetYourShotCK.ca