Ontario Just Lowered Its Age Requirement For Booking A Vaccine Appointment Again

Anyone in this age group can schedule their first dose as of 8 a.m. today.
Ontario Vaccine Rollout: Spots Now Available For 70-Year-Olds & Up
Staff Writer

Another change to Ontario's vaccine rollout means that more people can book their appointment as of Monday, March 29.

In a select number of Public Health Units the minimum age for booking vaccine appointments is now 70 years old, down from 75 years old last week.

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Seniors who meet the age requirements in the following PHUs can book an appointment through Ontario's online system or over the phone at 1-833-943-3900.

  • City of Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Grey Bruce Health Unit
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health
  • Lambton Public Health
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Peel Public Health
  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
  • Timiskaming Health Unit; an
  • York Region Public Health

Toronto and Peel Region have also expanded their vaccine appointment systems to include people born in 1951 or before. 

Residents as young as 60 years old can book a vaccine appointment at participating pharmacies in select regions of Ontario.

An opportunity for young Ontarians to get their first dose

Over the weekend, Toronto residents not included in the current priority group were given an unexpected opportunity to sign up for their first shot.

Toronto East Health Network's Michael Garron Hospital opened up a standby list on March 26 for leftover doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, to ensure that none went to waste due to missed appointments.

Physician Dr. Naheed Dosani tweeted that anyone between the ages of 16 and 59 who could get to the Toronto East vaccine clinic on short notice was encouraged to sign up.

The health network said that it received over 60,000 submissions in 30 hours. It also announced that the standby list was no longer accepting any new entries due to the current volume.

Cormac O'Brien
Staff Writer