Ontario Continues to Expand Booking Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines

Published on May 10, 2021
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Ontario Continues to Expand Booking Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines to More Ontarians

As of Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., individuals with at-risk health conditions such as dementia, diabetes and sickle cell disease, as well as Group Two of people who cannot work from home including grocery store, restaurant and transportation workers will be eligible to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, effective Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., individuals turning 40 and over in 2021 in non-hot spot communities will also be eligible to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a mass immunization clinic.

Vaccine bookings for all eligible groups at mass vaccination centres can be made at http://ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by phone at 1-888-999-6488. 

In addition to clinics offered through the provincial booking system, a number of local Hospitals and Ontario Health Teams offer their own vaccination clinics:

North Toronto Ontario Health Team / Baycrest Arena: Bookings can be made at https://elvaccineclinic.ca/ or by calling the VaccineTO call centre at 1-888-385-1910.

Sunnybrook Hospital: Bookings can be made at https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=novel-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-information or by calling the VaccineTO call centre at 1-888-385-1910.

Ontario continues to expand eligibility and access at mass immunization clinics, hospital clinics and pharmacies, and continues to conduct employer-based and community-based pop-up clinics. The province is on track to have administered first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over by the end of May.

To make it easier than ever to get vaccinated, the province has expanded use of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to pharmacies in hot spot areas. Nearly 80 pharmacy locations are offering the Pfizer vaccine in Toronto and Peel, and up to 60 pharmacies are offering the Moderna vaccine in Durham, Hamilton, Ottawa, Windsor-Essex and York regions to individuals aged 18 and over. Further expansion of pharmacy locations offering COVID-19 vaccines will continue through May.

Ontarians who are now eligible to book their vaccine appointment are asked to be patient, as it could take time to receive their vaccination. Public health units are responsible for managing and overseeing the distribution and administration of vaccines for their entire region, and public health units may have different vaccine administration rates based on local context.
 

 
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