It looks like some residents won't have to wait much longer to get the Ontario COVID-19 vaccine. 

In a press conference on Tuesday, Rick Hillier, chair of Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force, stated that he hopes to vaccinate around 150,000 people per day by the spring. 

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We want to be ready to put needles into the arms of about 150,000 people across Ontario per day. 

Rick Hillier

According to Hiller, the province is hoping to get 5 million vaccines per month between April and June. 

"We will very quickly be able to get a number of priorities, and we will be able to look after many of the essential workers of Ontario," Hiller states. 

These doses will be entering the province during phase two of vaccinations, where essential workers such as farmers, police officers and teachers may be eligible for the vaccine. 

Hiller states that the province will be preparing for this by getting mass vaccination sites up and running by early March. 

Hospitals, pharmacies and mobile sites will be just some of the potential places where people can get vaccines. 

Currently, Ontario is working to vaccinate long-term care staff across the province. 

 
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