The Ontario government announced that adults in Ontario hot spots who are 18 or older can book their vaccine for COVID-19 starting on Monday, May 3, at 8 a.m.
This includes those will be turning 18 in 2021.
In a media release, the provincial government said that eligible residents can book via the province’s booking system online or public health units.
“With additional supply, our government is increasing access to the COVID-19 vaccines in the communities hardest hit by COVID-19,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott in a media release.
“Continuing to focus on getting vaccines in the arms of those most at risk will help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in these communities, protect our hospital capacity and save lives.”
On May 6, at 8 a.m., the province said that people 50 and older — or those turning 50 in 2021 — can book their vaccines through Ontario’s online and phone booking system or public health units.
Also, “individuals with high-risk health conditions,” “people who cannot work from home who fall under group one (including remaining elementary and secondary school workers)” as well as “First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals” can book starting May 6.