Ontario premier expected to make booster announcement as Omicron spreads: source
Published December 15, 2021 at 4:00 am
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to make an announcement about COVID-19 booster doses on Wednesday (Dec. 15).
A government source says Ford plans to hold a news conference on the topic, which comes just days after people aged 50 and older became eligible for the third vaccine shots.
Calls have been growing for the province to expand booster access further to protect against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.
The province’s top doctor has said the variant will become dominant soon and all cases should be treated as Omicron going forward.
Dr. Kieran Moore said on Tuesday that he would make recommendations to Ford’s government on provincewide policies that take the transmissible variant into account.
Local and provincial health officials have said the province is ramping up its capacity to quickly vaccinate people in greater numbers.
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