The Ontario government has provided additional information on how people in eligible groups and in COVID-19 hotspots can obtain their vaccine. According to officials, over 3.3 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Ontario. Officials say shipment delays and a “lack of visibility of vaccine volumes in May,” could stymie the rollout’s progress.
Those living in the highest-risk communities in Toronto and Peel Region will be immunized in April and remaining neighborhoods in May. The government also provided more information on how specific groups, as well as those living or working in a COVID-19 hotspot, will be able to obtain a vaccine. Though the province has the capacity to administer 150,000 doses per day, officials say only about 335,000 Ontarians have received both shots. Officials don’t believe the Moderna delays will affect the vaccines Phase 2 distribution timeline.
Beginning April 12, special education teachers can schedule a vaccine appointment at a mass immunization clinic through the provincial system. In addition, employers whose workplace is located in a hot spot has had a previous outbreak, or is at risk of an outbreak are eligible. According to the province, the employer is responsible for establishing, operating, and funding an on-site vaccination clinic. Those interested in establishing an onsite clinic should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.