Ontario to announce expanded eligibility for third dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday – .

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Ontario to announce expanded eligibility for third dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday – .


TORONTO – More people in Ontario will soon become eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The province’s chief medical officer of health is expected to announce the new rules at a press conference Thursday afternoon.

The press conference will be broadcast live on CTVNewsToronto.ca and the CTV News Toronto app at 2 p.m. ET.

Current Ontario guidelines limit booster injections to certain high-risk populations, including people over 70, residents of long-term care and retirement homes, people who have received two doses AstraZeneca vaccine, immunocompromised people and Aboriginal people.

People must also wait at least six months after receiving their second dose to receive the booster in Ontario.

Amid news of Ontario cases of the Omicron variant, Health Minister Christine Elliott has promised an announcement will be made this week about third doses of the vaccine.

“We are urging more Ontarians to come forward and get vaccinated and we are also looking at other age groups for the recall,” Elliott told reporters at Queen’s Park on Monday morning.

As of Monday, the province had a stock of 3.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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