Ontario’s Health Minister and Deputy Premier Christine Elliott announced on Wednesday that the province is further expanding its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to individuals 50 years of age or older.
She added the province is expecting to have administered a first dose of a vaccine to 65 per cent of adults by the end of May.
Also, Elliott announced the province will be accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers and students before a new school year begins in September. This comes after Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was approved for Canadians 12 years old and over.
The province expects to receive weekly shipments of more than 750,000 doses from Pfizer-BioNtech in May and more than 938,000 doses next month.
Ontario officials also confirmed Monday that the province has asked a federal vaccine advisory group to look into the possibility of mixing doses between the first and second shots.
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