Ontario opens up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to more at-risk conditions, essential workers today
A woman receives her COVID-19 vaccine at the Seneca College mass vaccination site during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:16AM EDT
TORONTO -- People with at-risk conditions in Ontario will be eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting today.
Another group of people who cannot work from home including grocery store, restaurant and transportation workers will also be eligible to book a shot today.
The government says starting Thursday, anyone 40 or older will be able to book a shot anywhere in the province.
The government says it has been able to expand eligibility to more age groups because it is expecting to receive millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the coming weeks.
Ontario says it expects 65 per cent of adults to have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of May.