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Vaccines for 55+ Open
Starting tomorrow, effective April 30, at 8:00 a.m., individuals aged 55 and over are eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a mass immunization clinic through the provincial online booking system and call centre or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.
Call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line number at 1-833-943-3900. For general inquiries, individuals can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line number at 1-888-999-6488. The Provincial Vaccine Booking Line and Information Line are open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is capable of providing assistance in more than 300 languages.
Due to a stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply beginning next week, the province and its partners now have the ability to not only provide more certainty in Ontario’s vaccine rollout, but further accelerate timelines to get more shots into arms.
The following is an anticipated schedule to expand COVID-19 vaccine booking eligibility over the next month, to be further evaluated in advance of each age band drop.
|Week of April 26||Week of May 3||Week of May 10||Week of May 17||Week of May 24|
|Allocation Method||75% all PHU + 25% to hotspots||50% all PHU + 50% to hotspots||50% all PHU + 50% to hotspots||Allocation on per capita basis3||Allocation on per capita basis3|
|Provincial Age Band||April 30:Age band to 55+||Age band to 50+||Age band to 40+||Age band 30+||Age 18+|
|Hotspot Age Band||April 27:Age band to 45+ in hotspots2||Age band to 18+ in hotspots|
|Health Conditions||At Highest Risk Health Conditions – continues||High Risk Health Conditions||At risk health conditions|
|Cannot Work from Home||April 29:Licensed Childcare workers||Cannot work from home Group 1||Cannot work from home Group 2|
1 Does not include 116k J&J doses or additional AstraZeneca doses; AstraZeneca eligibility remains at 40+
2 PHUs can continue to target 18+ in hotspots through alternate channels (e.g., hospital clinics and pop-up clinics)
3 The per capita allocation will be calculated based on the remaining eligible population in each region to ensure equality of access across the province.
DON’T FORGET: Effective Thursday, April 29, 2021, child care workers in licensed child care settingswill be eligible to book an appointment through the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line number at 1-833-943-3900 or directly through public health units that use their own booking system. Eligible workers in licensed child care settings will receive a letter from their employer. This letter must be available at the point of booking and taken to the vaccination appointment. In the coming weeks, eligibility will be expanded to child care workers in unlicensed child care settings across the province.
The health and safety of Ontarians is always our top priority, and for that reason, only COVID-19 vaccines that Health Canada determines to be safe and effective are approved for use in Ontario. All COVID-19 vaccines available in Ontario have been shown to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death. Adverse reactions are extremely rare. We strongly recommend that everyone book their appointment as soon as they are eligible.
Legislation Passed today with unanimous consent from the Opposition:
Province to reimburse employers for up to three paid leave days related to COVID-19 for every employee
It took more than 400 days to get 3 paid sick days for Ontario’s workers. For 400 days, families were left unprotected. As of today, they will now have some protection.
Simply put, it’s not enough.
I will continue to fight for 10 paid sick days.