The Ontario Government continues to expand and accelerate eligibility for second-dose vaccines ahead of schedule. With a majority of Ontario adults having received their first dose of the vaccine, providing a strong level of protection from COVID-19, the province is accelerating eligibility to book a second dose appointment as follows:
As of Monday, June 21, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., all Ontarians who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 9, 2021 will be eligible to book or rebook their second dose appointment at a shortened interval.
As of Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 30, 2021 and who live in the catchment area of one of the 10 public health units identified as Delta hot spots (Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Porcupine, Simcoe-Muskoka, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, and York public health units) will be eligible to book or rebook their second dose appointment at a shortened interval.
Starting the week of June 28, 2021 (days / sequence to be confirmed) all Ontarians aged 18 and over who have received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to book their second dose appointment. The appointment will be scheduled at least 28 days after the first dose, per the recommended interval.
The provincial booking system, and a list of participating pharmacies, can be accessed at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine. Other booking options, including Hospital Clinics, can be found at VaccineTO.ca. If you received your first dose from a pharmacy or hospital clinic, they may also contact you proactively to book your second dose.
Demand is high and appointments may not immediately be available for all eligible individuals. The Ontario Government continues to work with local public health units to make more appointments available. To support the expansion of eligibility, the City of Toronto will be releasing 30,000 additional vaccine appointments in the city's mass vaccination clinics today, as well as 60,000 additional new appointments early next week.
I want to wish a very happy Happy Father's Day to all the amazing fathers and father figures who have provided the love and guidance we've needed.
The Ontario government is making it possible for families to fish for free this Father’s Day weekend. On June 19 and 20, 2021, Ontario families can enjoy fishing province-wide without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card.
If you and your family are fishing during licence-free fishing periods or at other times, it’s important to help keep recreational fisheries healthy for future generations by:
To celebrate all Ontario families, the province is also offering free day-use permits at more than 100 Ontario Parks on Sunday June 20, 2021. To guarantee access to 17 select popular provincial parks, book a daily vehicle permit in advance of your visit. Please visit www.ontarioparks.com/dayuse for more information and a list of participating parks.
My constituency office is open for appointments only. In efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we encourage you to continue to contact us at (416) 781-2395 or email [email protected]. We remain ready to assist.
Health Canada has completed its quality review of the shipment of Janssen vaccines that are currently in quarantine. To protect the health and safety of Canadians in response to concerns regarding a drug substance produced at the Emergent BioSolutions facility in Baltimore Maryland, Health Canada will not be releasing the shipment.
HIGHLIGHTS MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
The City of Toronto today announced the ActiveTO major weekend road closures that will be in place from Saturday, June 19 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m., including the return of the full vehicle closure on part of Bayview Avenue, for people to be safe and physically active. ActiveTO road closures to vehicles will include: - Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only), from Leslie Street to Woodbine Avenue - Bayview Avenue (full closure), between Front Street East and Rosedale Valley Road, as well as River Street between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street