Even More People In Ontario Just Became Eligible To Get Their Second Dose

Ontario is ahead of schedule.

Ontario Editor

The Ontario government has just announced that even more residents have become eligible to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine ahead of schedule.

In a press release, it was revealed that anyone over the age of 70 and any individuals who received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on or before April 18, 2021, can now book an appointment for their second dose.

If you're eligible, you can book your appointment through the provincial booking system for mass immunization clinics starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 7.

However, beginning on June 4, these groups can also book a second dose appointment through pharmacies and primary care settings.

On top of this, anyone who has received their first dose of AstraZeneca can make an appointment for their second dose at participating pharmacies.

The government states that they have chosen to expand eligibility ahead of schedule due to "an increasing supply of vaccines."

Ontario is aiming for a two-dose summer

Last week, Doug Ford announced that Ontarians would be able to get fully vaccinated way sooner than planned.

While Ontarians were originally expecting to just receive their first dose by the end of the warmer months, the government is now aiming for residents to be fully vaccinated by the end of the summer.

"That's right friends, Ontario is ready to deliver a two-dose summer," Ford said.

While it depends on supply, residents could receive their second dose just four weeks after their first, opposed to the originally planned 16 weeks.

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