March 2, 2022

Ontarians aged 12 to 17 can push up date of 2nd COVID-19 vaccination on Monday

The Ontario government announced it is accelerating the option for those aged 12 to 17 to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The province says the change came into effect on Monday morning at 8 a.m.

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“As the province enters Step Two of our Roadmap, all eligible Ontarians have the opportunity for a two-dose summer,” Health Minister Christine Elliott stated.

“Vaccines are the best defence against COVID-19 and variants, and I encourage everyone to get their first and second shots as soon as possible.”

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Those in the 12 to 17 age group are still only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine as no others have been approved for use for them yet.

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The province says there have now been more than 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered throughout the province.

It says supported mobile teams are currently in or headed to Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Toronto, Peel and York region hot spots while two pop-up teams and other staff have been sent to Waterloo Region which is currently in the midst of the toughest battle against the Delta variant.

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