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Ontario Just Announced A New Vaccination Timeline For Different Age Groups

The plan goes into the summer.
Toronto Staff Writer

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.

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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.

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