Canadian News Feb 24, 2021 5:58 PM EST

Ontario vaccination plan announced for people ages 60 and over

The province of Ontario on Wednesday has finally announced its schedule for people aged from 60 years old up to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Ontario vaccination plan announced for people ages 60 and over
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The province of Ontario on Wednesday has announced its schedule for people aged from 60 years old up to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

On Mar. 15, a call centre will be open, in tandem with an online reservation system. However, at that point, it will only be available for adults aged 80 and older.

People aged 75 years and up will be able to book their appointment to get the vaccine by Apr. 15. On May 1, people 70 and older will be admitted. On June 1, the system will be available to people 65 years old or older, and finally, on July 1, people 60 years old and up will be able to use the system.

In August, the province plans to start slowly rolling the vaccine out to the general population. Before that, the vaccine will generally only be available to people in the above-mentioned age categories and essential workers, or people with chronic health conditions that puts them at-risk.

Critics are saying that the Ontario system is too slow, as other provinces, like Quebec, have vaccinated at higher and more effective rates.

Furthermore, the dates stated above are subject to change, depending on supply of the vaccine.

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