People with high-risk health issues and individuals 40+ can book a COVID vaccine this week

Stable and reliable vaccine supply allows province to expand eligibility

More people in Ontario can roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Starting on Tuesday, May 11, individuals with at-risk health conditions such as dementia, diabetes, heart disease and most cancers, as well as Group Two of people who cannot work from home including grocery store, restaurant and transportation workers will be eligible to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Starting Thursday, people turning 40 and over this year in non-hot spot communities can book an appointment to receive a jab at a mass immunization clinic. An appointment can be booked through the provincial booking system, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.

Over the weekend, nearly 200 pharmacies in COVID-19 hot spots began offering Pfizer and Moderna jabs to individuals aged 18 and over. Further expansion of those pharmacies is expected throughout the month of May.

By the end of May, the province estimates 65 per cent of Ontario residents will have received their first doses of a COVID vaccine.