Ontario to offer COVID-19 boosters to everyone 12 and up, with those 70 and older eligible this week – CBC

Province planning to broaden eligibility to all Ontarians aged 12 and older sometime next year

Nov 03, 2021

Ontario plans to eventually offer booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all residents, officials said Wednesday, with the next priority groups able to start booking appointments starting this week.

Those select groups, representing about 2.75 million people, can begin booking appointments at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday Nov. 6, officials said.

The groups immediately eligible include:

Ontarians aged 70 and older, who are at higher risk of waning immunity at about six months after their second dose and are also more susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19.
Health-care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings.
Ontarians who received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, or those who received one shot of the Janssen vaccine elsewhere.
First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and non-Indigenous members of their households.
Officials said at a morning media briefing that the province chose the above groups based on recommendations released by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) last week.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-november-3-2021-booster-shots-details-1.6235235

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