Ontario Just Announced A New Vaccination Timeline For Different Age Groups
The Ontario government has officially released its new vaccine timeline for different age groups.
The initiative, which shows when the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed, was announced during an update on Wednesday.
3rd week of March
80+ set to be vaccinated
According to Rick Hillier, head of Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, those over 80 will be the first eligible.
Vaccinations for this age group are set to start in the third week of March.
75-year-olds and older will be able to get the vaccine starting on April 15th, with 70-year-olds and older following in the first week of May.
This will continue into the summer, with 65-year-olds getting their first dose in early June.
According to Hillier, vaccines will be distributed close to where residents live.
"When you go on to reserve a vaccination appointment, your postal code will bring up the vaccination clinics that will be closest to your address," Hillier said.
"Whether it’s a Shoppers Drug Mart in Orleans, Ontario, or [...] a drive-thru vaccination clinic at Canada’s Wonderland," he added.
Canada is expected to receive over 640,000 doses this week.