40% Of Adults In Ontario Have Now Received Their First Dose Of A COVID-19 Vaccine

That's more than 4.8 million people.

Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine First Dose Given To 40% Of Adults Now
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With the Ontario COVID-19 vaccine rollout, 40% of adults in the province have now gotten their first dose of a vaccine, ahead of the province's schedule.

In a statement released on May 1, Minister of Health Christine Elliott and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones announced that the milestone was reached on April 30, a day earlier than planned, and shared other stats including that the percentage works out to more than 4.8 million people having received their first vaccine dose.

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A total of more than 5.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the province as of April 30.

With this, the government officials said that Ontario is on track to offer a first dose to 10 million people by the end of June if there's a steady supply of vaccines.

It was recently announced that eligibility is expected to open up to allow for anyone aged 18 or older across the province to get an appointment through the provincial booking system by the end of May.

Lisa Belmonte
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Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Creator for Narcity Media focused on jobs and careers and is based in Ontario.