COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule

Published on May 17, 2021

Thanks to millions of Ontarians rolling up their sleeve to get the vaccine, Ontario’s vaccine rollout continues to pick up pace with over seven million vaccine doses administered to date. The government is expanding eligibility to individuals aged 18 and over starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, ahead of schedule. We encourage everyone to book through the provincial booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system, such as York Region.


Individuals who are 17 years old and are turning 18 in 2021 will also be eligible to book their vaccine appointment only for the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only vaccine approved by Health Canada for use in youth aged 12 and over. We also continue to work with local public health units and school boards to ensure youth  between 12 and 17 years of age will be eligible to book an appointment through the provincial booking system beginning the week of May 31.


As of Tuesday, May 18, public health units may choose to provide vaccines to those aged 12 and over in pop-up and mobile clinics, as well as for walk-in appointments where the Pfizer vaccine is offered, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis clinics that offer the Pfizer vaccine.


While this is very exciting news, we ask everyone to please be patient when booking your vaccine. Vaccine appointments through the provincial booking system and public health units will be made available as vaccine supply is confirmed.


Everyone is urged to stay home as much as possible so that we can continue to vaccinate more Ontarians, protect our hospital capacity, and save lives.


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Book a Vaccine Appointment Today! Newmarket-Aurora residents can schedule an appointment here with York Region: York Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Site