More Groups Including All 50+Eligible to Book COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Today in Ontario

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A health-care worker rides the escalator as she helps vaccinate people at Woodbine Racetrack during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

 

People aged 50 and older across Ontario are among a number of new groups who can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting today.

The province announced Wednesday the 50-and-older age group, in addition to those with high-risk health conditions, and a number of employees who cannot work from home are now eligible to get the shot.

The newly eligible workers include those in the education, child-care, food and manufacturing sectors.

 

People aged 18 and up can book vaccine appointments if they live in hot-spot postal codes as of this week.

Peel Region says it will be offering vaccines to all residents aged 18 and older – not just those in hot-spot neighbourhoods – starting today, weeks ahead of the province’s schedule.

Ontario says it expects 65 per cent of adults to have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of May.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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