Ontario residents who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine could face certain restrictions.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says getting the vaccine won’t be mandatory, but could mean activities – such as travel and access to communal spaces like cinemas – would be restricted for those who opt not to get immunized.
Elliot says residents who have received the vaccination with a document to prove it. “That’s going to be really important for people to have for travel purposes, perhaps for work purposes, for going to theatres or cinemas, or any other places where people will be in closer physical contact when we get through the worst of the pandemic,” Elliott said.
Elliott’s comments come as Ontario awaits the first doses of a COVID vaccine, which will be offered first to vulnerable seniors, their caregivers and health-care workers.