Here’s Exactly Who Can Get A Second Vaccine Dose In Ontario Starting Today

More Ontarians can start booking second doses bright and early today.

Here’s Exactly Who Can Get A Second Vaccine Dose In Ontario Starting Today
Toronto Associate Editor

More people are eligible for their second COVID-19 vaccine dose in Ontario as of today.

Those who received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on or before May 30 can book their second dose starting at 8:00 a.m. on June 23, if they live in any of the 10 Delta variant hot spots.*

These hot spots include Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Porcupine, Simcoe-Muskoka, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, and York public health units.

Starting on Monday, June 28, Ontarians who are 18 years old or older and have already received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine will be able to book their second appointment, which will be scheduled no sooner than 28 days after their first one, per the recommended interval between doses.

Earlier this week, Ford announced that second dose appointments are now available to all residents who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9. Eligible residents who already have their second shot appointment booked can also re-book for an earlier date.

Ontarians can schedule their vaccine appointments through the province's online booking tool, their public health unit's booking system, or by contacting their nearest participating pharmacy.

Toronto is shooting its shot at a vaccine record this Sunday

Toronto has opened up an additional 5,000 appointments at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday, June 27, ahead of what the city hopes to be a record-breaking day for doses administered at one clinic.

Over 10,000 spots have been filled at the massive one-day clinic, which has been named "Our Winning Shot."

"Together, we're going to try and set a record in Canada for the most people vaccinated at one clinic in one day," Tory said in a news release. The remaining spots can be booked on the City of Toronto's website, or by calling the provincial booking line.

The clinic will mostly be administering the Moderna vaccine, with limited Pfizer doses being given to youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have confirmed appointments.

*This article has been updated.

Alex Arsenych
Toronto Associate Editor