Here’s Ontario’s May 28 vaccine update

The province has provided new details about supply, vaccines for youth — and its plan for administering second shots
By John Michael McGrath - Published on May 28, 2021

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Ontarians over the age of 80 who haven’t already received their second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to do so starting next week, and those 70-plus will be eligible starting June 14. That and more was laid out in a background briefing by government officials on Friday morning.

Further second doses will be distributed in a process that broadly mirrors when people received their first doses: people who received their first doses between March 8 and April 18 will become eligible starting the week of June 28, while people who received their first dose between April 19 and May 9 will be eligible starting the week of July 19. Further second doses will be distributed throughout the summer —  the goal is to have the majority of 12- 17-year-olds fully vaccinated (two doses) by the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

After May 31 (and the expiry of the oldest doses of AstraZeneca the province currently has on hand), people who received their first dose of the AZ vaccine will be eligible to receive their second 12 weeks after they had their first, starting with those who received their first dose on March 21.

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The province is also initiating “Operation Remote Immunity 2.0” for those 12 to 17 in remote First Nations.

The current planning from the province does not incorporate large numbers of projected doses from Moderna, which could accelerate the stated timelines.

Read the full presentation below.

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Update: This post has been updated with a revised page nine provided by the Ontario Minister of Health's office.

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