Ontario Updated Its COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule & Made A Handy Chart To Explain It

Phase 2 of distribution starts in April.
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Ontario Vaccination Schedule Has Been Updated & There's A Handy Chart

The provincial government has updated Ontario's vaccination schedule and there's a helpful chart that shows the new timeline.

Made by Ontario's Ministry of Health, the chart shows how many doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines the province is expecting and who they're going to.

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The COVID-19 vaccination plan across Ontario has been heavily rescheduled in the past few months because of manufacturing delays in Europe.

According to the new schedule — which is up-to-date as of Thursday, February 18 — Ontario is in the process of finishing Phase 1 of its vaccine rollout.

That includes vaccinating seniors over the age of 80, health-care professionals who work with patients, and Indigenous communities.

Phase 2 is scheduled to begin in April, and it involves vaccinating frontline essential workers, like teachers, first responders, and people in the food processing industry.

It also includes vaccinating more seniors — starting with those over the age of 75 and working backwards — and people with high-risk chronic conditions.

Ontario expects it will need roughly 13.6 million doses to complete Phase 2, and those doses are scheduled to arrive between April and August.

August 2021 is set to be the start of vaccinations for the rest of the public, continuing until at least the end of 2021.

The schedule relies on three types of vaccination sites — mass sites, mobile sites, and hospital sites — and includes using pharmacies to provide vaccine doses as well.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, February 12, Justin Trudeau said the government of Canada had secured 84 million doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

Trudeau said anyone who wants the vaccine will be able to get a dose by September 2021.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

Cormac O'Brien
Staff Writer