Accelerating second doses for all Ontarians.
If there is sufficient vaccine supply, it is anticipated that the majority of Ontario residents who choose to receive the vaccine will be able to be fully vaccinated by the end of summer.
To support this, the province has developed an anticipated schedule for eligibility to book a second dose appointment based on confirmed supply.
As of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021, individuals aged 80 and over in 2021 will be eligible to book their second dose appointment at a shortened interval. Appointments at mass immunization clinics can be booked through the provincial booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.
Eligible individuals can also book their second dose appointment through a variety of other channels, including at hospital clinics, participating pharmacies and select primary care settings. Individuals may choose to return to the same place they received their first dose or book an appointment at a different site or channel. Second doses can be booked without a first appointment using the provincial booking system.
The government is also continuing to expand access to the vaccine, with an additional 300 pharmacies across the province beginning to offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines as of last Friday (May 28/21).
Starting May 23 at 8am: 12+ Eligible to Book Vaccines Ontario Vaccine Booking Portal or call: 1-833-943-3900
As of 8:00 a.m. Sunday, May 23, 2021, youth aged 12 and over across Ontario will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, as well as at select pharmacies administering the Pfizer vaccine. To book an appointment online, these individuals must already be 12 years old as of the date of their booking.
Across the province, the government is also continuing to expand access to the vaccine through a variety of channels. As of today, an additional 600 pharmacies across the province will begin offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to individuals aged 18 and over, as well as to individuals who are aged 17 turning 18 in 2021. In the coming days, additional pharmacies will begin offering the Moderna vaccine to individuals 18 and over.
Provincial Booking System
- English: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations
- French: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/emplacements-pour-la-vaccination
Find the regions where the AstraZeneca vaccine was initially launched in pharmacies in March 2021:
- English: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/60628/ontario-pharmacies-and-primary-care-settings-to-begin-offering-covid-19-vaccinations
- French: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/60628/les-pharmacies-et-les-etablissements-de-soins-primaires-de-lontario-offriront-la-vaccination-contre-la-covid-19
Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen:
- English: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000161/ontario-releases-three-step-roadmap-to-safely-reopen-the-province
What you should know
COVID-19 Vaccination Roles and Responsibilities:
Many of our residents have expressed interest in knowing how the vaccination distribution and administration process works. To help our residents better understand the process, we have provided the infographic below, which we sincerely hope will satisfy your curiosities.
The government released an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province.
We are continuing to vaccinate vulnerable populations and those who care for them through Phase One of our three-phase implementation plan as additional vaccines bebcome available.
Web Resource – Information on COVID-19 Vaccines: