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I got my first shot (Moderna) two months ago and my second was scheduled for 3-Aug. I was hoping to get it sooner but seems that you have to be creative to make it happen. This may be useful ...
My brother told me that he went to Food Basics (we are in SW Ontario) and learned that he could get his second shot in their pharmacy next week. I checked their website (same for Metro and Food Basics) and registered there*. They sent me an email next day with a link to schedule my appointment. I tried it and the first available time slot was middle of August (!).
I was shopping at Metro yesterday and inquired at their pharmacy .. few questions later I was scheduled for my second Moderna for tomorrow. Go figure!

It's not what your country/province can do for you. It's what you can do for yourself :)

*) interesting that they allow you to register in multiple locations (same name, address, date of birth and health card number) ...???
 

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Mine got changed from August 1 to June 24th thanks to my husband. He was watching the local news. He txted right away and got us spots for both of us on the same day. One less thing to think about.
 

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Thank you for your kind words. You’re such a sweet person!!
Thanks. A week or two ago I told by a lady I know “ I saw jared today, is he ever in a bad mood” sadly due to lack of sleep I felt like a cranky old grizzly bear 😂
 

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You have to take charge of your health in this case. I am 49, with risk factors (high blood pressure, asthma, being a tubbo), and I could not get in anywhere in the Ottawa area. Manager told me he cast a wider net, and being from Belleville, he got in there. I tried another few places, and ended up driving from Ottawa to Belleville for my first shot.

I will try to get the second shot in Ottawa, but failing that, to Belleville I will go.
 

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The "looking after your own healthcare" goes way beyond COVID. I pinched a nerve in 2018, and every "specialist" says it is not their area of expertise. The back guy says it's pinched in my hip, the hip guy says my back, and my GP is just stupid.
 

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COVID did scare me although I took great precautions to make sure I was safe and everyone around me. My husband is high risk so I had to be very vigilant. I have bigger fish to fry now. Had to go into the hospital for some tests. I find out I have chronic inflammation of my stomach. I don’t drink at all, eat with mindfulness and I don’t even socially smoke anymore. This for me is terrifying. I have an appt on Monday with my specialist to find out what’s going on. Is my past finally catching up with me? Idk
 

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You really do need to be your own advocate when it comes to healthcare. I feel sorry for the elderly who are alone.

Anyway, I am booked for my 2nd Pfizer jab this (next?) Wednesday. 2nd jabs are apparently quite important when it comes to the Delta variant - from what I read, 1st dose = about 30ish % and the 2nd dose = 80+ % efficacy.
 

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I got shot for the second time 8 days ago. Double Pfizer for me. There are still four billion people who don't even know when they will get their first shot. This thing is far from over.
 

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We have our second booked Aug 9th, (as handed to us after the first) but we heard you can request an earlier booking. My wife registered us, and we got an email saying appointments were priority based, and you may need to wait 2-4 weeks for a response. I just hope this didn’t delete our original slot.
 

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You have to take charge of your health in this case. I am 49, with risk factors (high blood pressure, asthma, being a tubbo), and I could not get in anywhere in the Ottawa area. Manager told me he cast a wider net, and being from Belleville, he got in there. I tried another few places, and ended up driving from Ottawa to Belleville for my first shot.

I will try to get the second shot in Ottawa, but failing that, to Belleville I will go.
While the 4-month spread was to allow for supply to catch up with demand, supply has now caught up. Although a protracted inter-shot interval is not a practical requirement any more, apparently the Pfizer shot does yield stronger immunity if spaced out by more than a month or two. The original recommendation to space out doses by just a few weeks was really more a product of what testing had been done at that point. We all wanted a vaccine, and weren't willing to wait another year for "optimal" spacing to be assessed. However, examination of results in real-world use indicates that 2-3 months in between shots, can give you what you need and want.

In our own case, we got shot #1 on April 23, so between that administration date, and our ages, we are not yet eligible to register for #2. But I imagine that barrier will come down in a week or so..
 

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Having the AZ first shot on April 26, I am now eligible for an accelerated mRNA 2nd shot as of June 21 according to the Ontario Booking system. While I have an appointment booked fro Sept 1, I want to take advantage of accelerated 2nd shot but there are no appointments available in Ottawa, Brockville, Cornwall, Perth, or Carleton Place as of 08:00 this morning.

Update - keep trying the booking, but unfortunately you have to keep trying different locations instead of them offering several locations. I went from a non-accelerated 2nd dose on Sept 1 to August 12 and finally July 1. All from different clinic sites around Ottawa.
 
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