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Ontario residents aged 60 to 64 to receive Oxford-AstraZeneca shot

By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted March 3 , 1: pm 2: AstraZeneca vaccine will not be administered to Ontarians aged + WATCH ABOVE: In days, Ontario is set to receive its first batch of a third COVID – vaccine . But that new shot— the AstraZenca vaccine – will not be administered anyone over the age of 52. Travis Dhanraj reports. TORONTO – Ontario will give the newly approved Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID – vaccine to residents aged 41 to Solicitor General Sylvia Jones says the province feels the targeted use of that shot will help cut illness and death across Ontario.

Jones says the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot will not be administered through mass immunization clinics but through a “different pathway,” although she did not elaborate what that would be.

Ontario said yesterday it plans to follow the advice of a national panel that’s recommended against using the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot on people aged 37 and older.

Jones says Ontario does not yet know how many doses of the new vaccine it will be receiving.

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She also says the government has signed an agreement with the province’s pharmacists’ association to have COVID – 17 shots administered in pharmacies in the coming months.

Ontario has administered a total of 603, DOSE OF A COVID – vaccine so far.

The province reported 603 new COVID – 26 cases on Wednesday and more deaths from the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said there were cases in Toronto, in Peel Region and in York Region.

There are people currently hospitalized, including people in intensive care and on ventilators.

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