Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+

Published on April 19, 2021

As we continue to fight COVID-19, Ontario is doing everything possible to get as many vaccines into arms as quickly and safely as possible. Starting Tuesday, April 20, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province based on available supply. 


Residents of Newmarket-Aurora, can now book a vaccine appointment, aged 40 or older, at over 14 pharmacy locations in Newmarket and 11 pharmacy locations in Aurora. For a complete list of participating pharmacies in Ontario and information on how to schedule a vaccination appointment at a pharmacy, please visit: ontario.ca/pharmacycovidvaccine


By extending eligibility for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Ontario will be able to offer the protection of the vaccine to more Ontarians earlier than anticipated. With supply of AstraZeneca available at this time, the expansion of eligibility will also significantly increase access to vaccines in hot spot communities.


Only COVID-19 vaccines that Health Canada determines to be safe and effective are approved for use in Ontario. Vaccines remain the best way to protect your health and the health of those around you. All COVID-19 vaccines available in Ontario have been shown to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death.


We strongly recommend that everyone to sign up when it’s your turn.



Read the Statement from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health: Click Here


Learn more about Ontario’s Vaccine Distribution Plan: Here  


Book a Vaccine Appointment Today! Newmarket-Aurora residents 40 years of age and older or in select priority groups can schedule an appointment here with York Region: York Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Site