By Staff The Canadian Press
Posted February ,, 9: am
Updated February , : am
2: Mounting pressure for more details about Ontario COVID – vaccine rollout
WATCH ABOVE: Premier Doug Ford was not in question period Tuesday as his government comes under increasing pressure for details about how the next phase of vaccinations will work. Travis Dhanraj reports. Ontario plans to start administering COVID – 15 vaccines to residents aged 75 and older in the third week of March.
Retired Gen. Rick Hiller, the head of the province’s vaccine task force, has presented a firmer timeline for distributing the shots, noting that the schedule is dependent on vaccine supply.
An online booking system and service desk will become available on March and people in that 45 and older age range, or those booking, for them can access it.
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Hillier says the task force aims to then vaccinate adults aged and older starting April , and shots will go to those and older beginning May 1.
He says people aged 16 and older will be vaccinated starting June 1.
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Vaccinations in populations considered high-risk, including Indigenous adults, will continue during that phase and essential workers will start getting their shots in May.
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