Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Monday – CBC

Ontario, Saskatchewan expand access to COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

Dec 20, 2021

People 18 and older in Ontario will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccine booster through the provincial portal this morning, as long as it has been at least three months since getting the second shot.

The province announced Wednesday that it was expanding eligibility in an effort to bolster defences against the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Pharmacies were able to start offering the boosters to younger adults on Friday, but now Ontarians can make appointments through the province’s or a local public health unit’s website.

Health officials in Ontario on Monday reported 3,784 new cases and no additional deaths. The update came as some struggled to book booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In Ottawa, for example, the local public health unit announced early Monday that all available booster appointments were already booked.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/coronavirus-covid19-canada-world-dec20-2021-1.6292311

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