Efforts to expand Ontario's vaccine rollout to adults of all ages in certain long-standing hot spots drew massive lineups at one pop-up clinic on Saturday as those otherwise excluded from the province's immunization drive rushed to get their shots.
A critical care doctor in Toronto is urging the province and federal government to begin coordinating the transfer of intensive care nurses from other provinces to Ontario as the number of COVID-19 patients in ICU beds across the province approaches 600.
The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units across the country has reached a near record as the spread of more contagious variants drives up hospitalizations, prompting Ontario officials to scale back on non-urgent procedures.
An expert group is recommending Ontario clinicians ration doses of a drug used to treat COVID-19 as a supply shortage coincides with a third wave of infections that's sending more patients into intensive care.
The City of Toronto says that residents 50 years old and over living in all hot spot neighbourhoods in the city will be able to book an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot starting Friday morning.
Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce provided a few more details Wednesday into the “elevated” infection prevention and control measures the government will implement to ensure student safety amid a shutdown, including asymptomatic testing during the April spring break.