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Ontario Is Lowering The Age Limit For Who Can Get An AstraZeneca Vaccine

Dr. Williams says this will significantly increase access to vaccines in hot spots.
Ontario's AstraZeneca Age Limit Was Just Lowered

Ontario's AstraZeneca age limit has officially been lowered to 40 years and older, opening up eligibility for more residents to get a vaccine dose.

A release by Ford's government states that the province will begin administering AstraZeneca doses to the expanded age group as of Tuesday, April 20.

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Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, says that "with [the] supply of AstraZeneca available at this time, the expansion of eligibility will also significantly increase access to vaccines in hot spot communities."

Alberta has also lowered the eligible age group for AstraZeneca, reports CBC, and Quebec has announced that it is "awaiting [the] official opinion of [...] experts in the coming hours."

AstraZeneca doses are currently being administered at hundreds of participating pharmacies in Ontario.

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