Ontario Just Released A Timeline To Show When Essential Workers Can Get Vaccinated In June

They've split workers up into two groups.

The updated version of Ontario's vaccine schedule shows exactly when essential workers will get their first doses.

According to documents provided to Narcity, Ontario plans to vaccinate essential workers who cannot work from home in two groups, starting in June.

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What does Ontario's vaccine schedule look like?

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Ontario is currently nearing the end of Phase 1 of its vaccination rollout plan and moving into Phase 2.

Phase 2 will run throughout April, May and June, and target seniors, people with high-risk health conditions, people living in high-risk communities, and people who cannot work from home.

Starting in July, once Phase 2 ends, vaccines are expected to be available for Ontario's general population.

When can essential workers get vaccinated?

Eligible workers have been grouped into two categories, both of which should receive their doses in June.

Group 1 includes educators, enforcement and inspection officers, childcare workers, and farm workers, and more.

Group 2 includes workers in critical retail like grocery stores and restaurants, public transit employees, social workers, and many more — the complete list can be found here. 

Those groups are scheduled to get vaccinated at the end of Phase 2 after people in the "primary priority" have a chance to receive their doses.

Who else is eligible to get vaccinated in Phase 2?

Essential workers are in the "secondary priority" group of Phase 2, and there are lots of eligible people in the "primary priority" group.

That group includes seniors over the age of 60 and individuals with high-risk health conditions (such as people who have respiratory diseases, heart disease, or who are pregnant) and their caregivers.

It also includes people living in high-risk congregate settings (such as shelters) and residents in COVID-19 hotspot communities.

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

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