Here Are All The Essential Workers Who Can Get Vaccines First In Ontario

Ontario's next vaccination phase starts in April.
Staff Writer
Here Are All The Essential Workers Who Can Get Vaccines First In Ontario

Starting in April 2021, the list of workers eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario is getting expanded.

Phase 2 of the province's rollout includes vaccinating "essential frontline workers," and the province has provided a handy list of all applicable professions.

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The second phase is scheduled to take place between April and July 2021, depending on vaccine availability.

Seniors, people with high-risk chronic conditions, and essential caregivers will be eligible to receive the vaccine as of April, as will the following workers:

  • Elementary and secondary school staff
  • Police, fire, compliance, funeral, special constables and other workers responding to critical events
  • Childcare and licenced foster care workers
  • Food manufacturing workers
  • Agriculture and farm workers
  • High-risk and critical retail workers in grocery stores and pharmacies
  • Remaining manufacturing labourers
  • Social workers, including youth justice
  • Courts and justice system workers, including probation and parole
  • Lower-risk retail workers (wholesalers, general goods)
  • Transportation, warehousing and distribution
  • Energy, telecom (data and voice), water and wastewater management
  • Financial services
  • Waste management
  • Mining, oil and gas workers

According to Ontario, these workers can expect to receive their vaccine at a pharmacy, mass vaccination site, or their local doctor's office. 

Cormac O'Brien
Staff Writer
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