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Even More Age Groups Can Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In Ontario Starting Today

Ontario's vaccine rollout is going full steam ahead.
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Even More Age Groups Can Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In Ontario Starting Today

The rules for who can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Ontario have changed as of Monday, March 22.

Starting this week, all Ontarians over 75 can book an appointment, as well as residents 60 and older in certain regions. 

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The province's booking system has lowered its age requirement from 80 years or older to include people aged 75 or older.

Participating pharmacies are also now taking appointments for anybody above the age of 60, whereas previously only people between 60 and 64 years old were eligible.

The pharmacies giving out vaccines are in Toronto, Windsor-Essex, and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, but Ontario says it's adding 350 more participating locations over the next two weeks. 

What's the next phase of Ontario's vaccine rollout?

Phase 2 of Ontario's vaccine timeline begins in April and will continue until July.

In addition to older adults, individuals in high-risk congregate settings like homeless populations, supportive housing, and correctional facilities will have access to the vaccine in this phase.

Essential workers who cannot work from home will also be prioritized, including teachers, manufacturing workers, retail workers in both higher and lower risk settings, and more. 

Other people included in this phase are Ontarians with chronic health conditions and their caregivers, as well as Black and other racialized populations living in communities at greater risk.

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