Some family docs in Simcoe Muskoka giving COVID-19 jabs

OMA asking people to be patient as doctors begin administering the vaccine

Roll up your sleeves if you are between 60 and 64 years old.

Some family doctors in Simcoe-Muskoka and five other regions of Ontario have begun to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine. The program officially started Saturday, but some people got the first of two doses on Friday.

The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is asking people to be patient as doctors begin administering the vaccine. Do not call your doctor to book an appointment. The OMA said physicians will contact eligible patients.

Doctors are getting enough doses for about 29,500 shots – but that could increase as more vaccine shipments arrive.

There is another pilot project where residents aged 60 to 64 can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at select pharmacies in Toronto, Windsor-Essex and Kingston.