To help you learn more about Ontario’s vaccination program to protect us against COVID-19, we've put together list of common asked questions. This page is constantly being updated as more information becomes available. If you need further assistance, or would like to suggest an addition to the list below please call us at orsend us a message.
Safe and reliable vaccines can help protect you and your family from .Vaccines are an important tool to help stop the spread of the virus and allow individuals, families and workers to safely resume normal life.
Our supply will not arrive all at once, so distribution will happen in stages. The goal is for everyone in Ontario to be able to get a covid 19 vaccination if they want one, as soon as enough doses are available from manufacturers.
To ensure the province is prepared to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive over the next several months, Ontario will roll out the vaccines in three phases, focusing first on vulnerable populations that are at greatest risk of .
Ontario’s vaccination plan provides vaccines, as recommended by the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force in alignment with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). The NACI provides the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) with independent, ongoing medical, scientific, and public health advice. We are nearly 2 months in to the roll out of our three-phased vaccine distribution plan.
Starting: March 2021
When more doses become available from the federal government, vaccinations will be expanded to: all members in phase 1; additional congregate care settings (for example, shelters); adults over 70 in expanded regions and other priority populations, based on available vaccine supply.
The following is an approximate date for when vaccines will become available to certain age groups.
Starting: When vaccines are widely available
When vaccines are widely available from the federal government for everyone who wants to be immunized. Due to uncertainty around vaccine delivery, at this time we can not estimate a firm start date for phase 3. Vaccines will not be mandatory. The ethical framework, data and available vaccine supply will be used to prioritize groups in this phase.
News release from Halton Region annoucing their online booking system for residents 80 and older. Halton Region, like the 33 other public health units, has limited vaccine supply available based on supply from the federal government.
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News release from Halton Region announcing the Vaccination sites.
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Update to Halton Region Council by Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner and Medical Officer of Health.
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