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More Ontarians In These 10 Hot-Spot Regions Can Get Their Second Doses Even Sooner Now

Another three regions have been added to the list.

The Ontario government has just announced that starting on Wednesday, June 23, even more residents will be able to get their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a press release sent to Narcity, the government reveals that adults who have received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Moderna and Pfizer) before or on May 30 in 10 Delta variant hot spots are eligible to book an accelerated second dose appointment.

The 10 hot spots include the original seven that were announced last week, Halton, Peel, Porcupine, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York.

Along with the three new regions, Hamilton, Simcoe-Muskoka and Durham.

On top of this, the government also announced that starting Monday, June 21, 2021, at 8:00 a.m, residents across Ontario who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9, even those who aren't in hotspots, can also book second dose appointments.

During the week of June 21, the Ontario government expects to receive around 939,510 doses of Pfizer and 2,179,380 doses of Moderna.

Ontario heading towards step two of reopening

Doug Ford announced on Wednesday that he "can't wait" to continue opening up the province and is in talks to make it happen faster.

Right now, step two is set to begin on July 2, exactly 21 days after the start of step one.

In order to see the province successfully move into this step, the government wants to see 70% of adults with one dose and 20% fully vaccinated.

The City of Toronto announced on June 15 that 20% of Toronto adults have received two doses.