Ontario has now administered the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine to 65 per cent of the population. The province says they will try to get residents their second doses sooner than expected. The goal is to have the majority of the population fully vaccinated by the end of the summer.
Officials in Ontario announced today that people aged 80 and up can start booking their second doses by next week. Premier Doug Ford said we are “now in a position to accelerate the second doses in Ontario… we will expand second doses based on the day you received your first.” However, it is still dependent on the vaccine supply and the availability of appointments in a specific region.
They will use a “first-in, first-out” method for delivering the second dose vaccinations. Which allows individuals who received the first dose earlier to get theirs first. Ontario released a timeline for when each age group is eligible to receive the second shot. First priority goes to older adults, high-risk healthcare workers, essential caregivers, long-term care home residents and staff, and indigenous adults.
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