On Wednesday, the provincial government announced an important milestone when it comes to Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Christine Elliott, Ontario's health minister, revealed that over 50% of adults in the province received their first dose of a vaccine and more people are about to become eligible.

Starting on May 13 at 8:00 a.m., the province will be expanding eligibility for booking at mass immunization clinics to anyone over the age of 40.

On top of this, certain pharmacies in Ontario hotspots will be administrating Pfizer or Moderna doses to those over 18 by the end of the week.

By the end of May, 2,500 pharmacy locations will begin offering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses. Currently, the province is on track to see 65% of residents over 18 vaccinated with their first dose by the end of the month.