Toronto Hospital Lowers Age Threshold for COVID-19 Vaccinated People Over 70

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Toronto Hospital Lowers Age Threshold for COVID-19 Vaccinated People Over 70


TORONTO – A hospital in Toronto has announced that it will now administer the COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 70 and over.
The hospital said that starting Thursday, people born in or before 1951 can make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine on their website.

The website notes that when filling out the appointment form, eligible people should always select the “75 and over group” from the drop-down menu.

The City of Toronto is currently using the province’s reservation system at its mass vaccination sites. The provincial site currently only allows people aged 75 or older to be vaccinated, in addition to all other priority groups in Phase 1 of the Ontario vaccine rollout plan.

However, the city has confirmed that each hospital also uses its own reservation system for COVID-19 vaccines, which means they can change the eligibility requirements as long as it still works within the provincial framework.

Residents aged 60 and over can also make appointments for the AstraZeneca vaccine at several pharmacies in Toronto.

York Region also announced last week that it would lower the age threshold for the COVID-19 vaccine, allowing people aged 70 and over to get vaccinated. Halton Region will also adjust its eligibility to include residents 70 years of age and older (born in 1951 or earlier).

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