June 10, 2021 1:34 p.m.
The province of Ontario is expanding second-dose vaccine eligibility in areas where the Delta variant is prevalent.
These regions include those served by the public health units in Halton, Peel, Porcupine, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York.
“With an increased supply of vaccines, we continue to make it easier than ever to receive a vaccine to help protect those most at risk from COVID-19 variants, stop the spread and protect our hospital capacity,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott said.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 14, people who live in the above areas will be able to book an appointment through the provincial system or individual public health units.
To date, over 73% of adult Ontarians have received at least one dose, while over 11% are fully immune.
During the week of June 20, the province will also host pop-up clinics at workplaces in Toronto and Peel regions.
The province also announced that people who have received their vaccine outside the province can now register with their local health unit. People who have received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario or Canada must provide proof, such as a receipt or certificate of vaccination, to their public health unit in order to be enrolled in the vaccine. system.