COVID-19 Vaccinations Rollout for Long-Term Care Homes in Priority Regions

Published on January 05, 2021

The government is continuing the rollout of Phase One of its vaccine implementation plan by ensuring that all residents, health care workers and essential caregivers at long-term care homes in the priority regions of Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor-Essex receive a COVID-19 vaccination by January 21, 2021.

The government’s vaccine rollout is well underway since launching in December.

  • Over 50,000 people have been administered the Pfizer vaccine, including over 26,000 vaccinations administered to health care workers in long-term care homes and retirement homes, over 20,000 vaccinations administered to health care workers and nearly 1,000 vaccinations administered to residents. 
  • Nearly 3,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered to 24 long-term care homes between December 31st and January 3rd, 2021. Over 4,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are planned to be administered to 26 long-term care homes between January 4th and January 6th.

As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues, the government is investing an additional $398 million during the second wave to reduce the risk of the virus from entering long-term care homes from the community. This new funding will help homes adhere to enhanced staff and visitor testing requirements and continue to improve COVID-19 prevention and containment.

As part of Phase One, Ontario will continue to focus on vaccinating vulnerable populations, and those who care for them, as more vaccines become available.

It remains critically important that all Ontarians continue following public health advice to protect our communities and most vulnerable populations, and to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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