Ontario expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 18 and up, starting Tuesday

The Ontario government says it will expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to everyone 18 and older — almost a week ahead of schedule — starting Tuesday, May 18 at 8 a.m.

The acceleration for age eligibility was due to a large supply of vaccines scheduled to arrive in Canada this week.

Originally, people aged 18 and older across all of Ontario were scheduled to be able to book on May 24, but will now be able to book an appointment for a shot six days earlier.

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Ontarians who are 17 years old and are turning 18 in 2021 will also be eligible to book a vaccination, for the Pfizer vaccine only.

“Ontario is experiencing very positive trends in vaccine demand,” officials said Monday, “The province and public health units will continue to make appointments available as vaccine supply is confirmed.”

— More to come

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