Ontario to accelerate rollout of second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

TORONTO – The Ontario government says it has reached its target of administering first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 65 per cent of adults ahead of schedule.

And as of May 31, the province is moving ahead with second dose appointments, starting with Ontarians over 80 years old.

In addition, the Ontario government expects that the majority of residents who choose to receive the vaccine will be able to be fully vaccinated by the end of summer, dependent on vaccine supply.

“Having made so much progress administering first doses, we are now in a position to begin delivering second doses for a two-dose summer,” said Premier Doug Ford in a press release on May 28.

Residents over the age of 80 can start booking their second dose appointment on May 31.

Residents between the ages of 70 and 79 will be able to book their second dose appointment starting the week of June 14. Second dose appointment bookings will then expand to other residents based on when they received their first dose.