Accelerated Second Dose Eligibility Continues Ahead of Schedule

Published on June 22, 2021

As of Friday, June 25, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., individuals in Newmarket-Aurora who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 30, 2021 will be eligible to book or rebook their second dose appointment at a shortened interval. This also includes all who live in the catchment area of one of the 10 public health units identified as Delta hot spots (Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Porcupine, Simcoe-Muskoka, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, and York public health units) 

 

Thanks to the efforts of Team Ontario, we are making tremendous progress in the vaccine rollout, protecting communities at the greatest risk of COVID-19 and variants.

 

With a majority of Ontario adults having received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, providing strong protection against COVID-19, and with over three million doses of the Moderna vaccine arriving in June, the government continues to accelerate the vaccine rollout by expanding eligibility for second doses ahead of schedule.

 

Eligible individuals can schedule their appointment through the provincial booking system, directly through public health units that use their own booking system, and through participating pharmacies. Select primary care providers will also be reaching out to book appointments.

 

The best vaccine for your second dose is the vaccine that is available first. All vaccines provided as part of Ontario’s vaccine rollout provide strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants, including the Delta variant.

 

We will continue to expand eligibility for accelerated second doses across Ontario as additional vaccine allocations and shipment timelines are confirmed by the federal government.

 

Every dose administered brings us closer to ending the pandemic and moving to Step Two of our Roadmap to Reopen, and we encourage everyone to do their part and get their shot as soon as they are eligible, within the recommended interval.

 

Developments Elsewhere in Ontario

  • As of Monday, June 21, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., all Ontarians who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 9, 2021 will be eligible to book or rebook their second dose appointment at a shortened interval.
  • Starting the week of June 28, 2021 (days / sequence to be confirmed) all Ontarians aged 18 and over who have received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to book their second dose appointment. The appointment will be scheduled at least 28 days after the first dose, per the recommended interval.

 

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