Ontario’s top doc to make announcement on COVID-19 booster rollout Wednesday

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Published November 3, 2021 at 7:35 am

Dr Kieran Moore
Dr. Kieran Moore — The Canadian Press

Ontario’s top doc is scheduled to make an announcement Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 3) as the province prepares to expand COVID-19 booster shot eligibility.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, will speak at 1 p.m. from Queen’s Park in Toronto and is expected to address the rollout of booster doses.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter last week that the rollout will involve timing for third shots, and the plan will include information “for all Ontarians.”

Her comments came after the National Advisory Committee on Immunization issued new guidance to provinces and territories about who should be eligible for boosters.

The committee now recommends third shots for people fully vaccinated with the Oxford−AstraZeneca vaccine, people over age 70, more front-line health-care workers, and people from Indigenous communities.

Ontario is currently offering third shots to long−term care residents, transplant recipients, some cancer patients and people receiving specific medications.

— with a file from The Canadian Press

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