Ontario bumping up vaccination schedule with more doses incoming; everyone 18+ can book a shot by end of June

Over three million Moderna doses due into Ontario by end of next week

By the end of this month, anyone 18 and over, who has received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, will be able to book their second.

Thanks to increased vaccine supply, the province of Ontario is accelerating its vaccination schedule. Starting Monday, June 21 at 8 a.m. anyone who had their first shot on or before May 9 will be eligible to book their second dose. Those who got their first dose prior to May 30, and live in one of ten Delta variant hot spots, can book their shot as of Wednesday, June 23. Simcoe-Muskoka is now among those ten hot spots.

The province announced on Thursday anyone 18 and up who has already gotten their first shot will be able to book an appointment to receive their second dose as of May 28.

“Thanks to the efforts of Team Ontario we are making tremendous progress in our vaccine rollout, protecting communities at greatest risk of COVID-19 and variants,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Every dose administered brings us closer to ending the pandemic and moving to Step Two of our Roadmap, and I encourage everyone to do their part and get their shot as soon as they are eligible.”

Health officials reported on Thursday morning that Ontario is due to receive over 3.3 million doses of the Moderna vaccine by the week of June 21. By the end of this month, about 2.8 million Pfizer doses will enter Ontario’s borders, with nearly 3.2 million over the month of July.