All adults in Ontario eligible to book second vaccine appointment starting next week

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Published June 25, 2021 at 10:44 am

The Province has announced it’s accelerating the date for when residents can receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

As of Monday (June 28), all Ontarians ages 18 and older will be eligible to book an appointment for their second dose ahead of the previously scheduled date.

Additionally, as of Saturday (June 26), residents between the ages of 12 and 17 who live in a Delta hotspot—which includes Durham Region, Halton Region, Hamilton, Peel Region, Porcupine, Simcoe-Muskoka, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York Region—will also be eligible to book an appointment for their second dose.

The Province is confirmed to receive approximately 3.54 million doses of Pfizer in July, which is in addition to the 5.2 million doses of the Moderna vaccine and approximately 4.7 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine received in June.

“Ontario’s vaccine rollout continues to pick up speed, allowing us to provide more second doses ahead of schedule while supporting our communities most at risk,” Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, said in a news release.

“All vaccines provide strong protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, and I encourage everyone to book your second dose appointment as soon as possible,” she continued.

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