Ontario opens appointments for COVID-19 vaccine to people 18 and over starting Tuesday – fr

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Ontario opens appointments for COVID-19 vaccine to people 18 and over starting Tuesday – fr


Ontario is opening COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all people aged 18 and over one week ahead of schedule, the province said on Monday, as public health units reported another 2,170 cases of disease.
Those who meet the criteria can start making appointments through the province’s online portal and call center or through their local public health unit, depending on where they live, from 8 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Ontario expects an additional 2.2 million doses of vaccine to arrive this week ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend. Among the additional doses is a shipment that was only supposed to land next week, the province said in a press release.

Meanwhile, Ontarians who are 17 and expected to be 18 in 2021 will also be able to make an appointment for a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the only one currently approved for use in adolescents 12 years of age and older in Canada. Canada, effective Tuesday.

The province said it plans to start opening appointments through its online portal and call center for 12 to 17 year olds the week of May 31. details. Family members of teens who have not yet been vaccinated will be encouraged to visit those same clinics for a vaccine, the province said.

Finally, from tomorrow, public health units administering the Pfizer vaccine via mobile and pop-up clinics, or via any clinic where walk-in visits are allowed, will be able to offer vaccines to people aged 12 years old. and more.

New cases continue their downward trend

New cases reported today include 566 in Toronto, 556 in Peel Region, 215 in York Region, 120 in Durham Region and 101 in Hamilton.

The seven-day average of daily cases fell to 2,352, its lowest point since April 1.

Laboratories performed 24,498 tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, and Public Health Ontario reported a province-wide positivity of 7.9%. Although still relatively high, the positivity rate is significantly lower than the 9.1% recorded last Monday. The measure has been falling steadily for weeks.

2,953 other infections were marked as resolved. There are currently approximately 25,869 active confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Ontario.

Yesterday, 779 patients were being treated for COVID-related illnesses in intensive care. Of these, 536 required a ventilator to breathe.

The health ministry also confirmed the deaths of four other people with the disease, bringing the official death toll to 8,489. The seven-day average of daily deaths has fallen to around 23.

Hot spots no longer get 50% of vaccines

Public health units collectively administered 112,330 doses of the vaccine yesterday, relatively few compared to the past few days, but a new high for Sunday.

More than 54 percent of all Ontarians aged 16 and over have now received at least one dose of a vaccine.

This week, Ontario is shifting gears in its vaccine distribution, with doses sent to public health units only on a per capita basis.

In the past two weeks, 50 percent of all available doses were destined for 114 provincially designated hot spots.

Ontario recently took another milestone, with 154,104 injections administered last Friday – the highest number ever in a single day and the first time the province has crossed the 150,000 vaccine threshold it was targeting.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, a mass vaccination site hosted by Michael Garron Hospital on the east side of Toronto administered injections to 10,470 people in a single day.

The feat follows a 32-hour event in Peel Region, just west of town, called Doses After Dark, which saw nearly 5,000 residents receive a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Premier Doug Ford attended the event in Peel, where he told reporters Ontario summer camps will be given the green light to operate this season, but without giving details.

A spokesperson for his office later said details would be revealed before the province lifted its current stay-at-home order, which was recently extended to June 2 in an effort to help fight the the third wave of the pandemic.

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