Updated information as of March 7, 2021
March 7, 2021
On Friday, Retired General Hillier announced what he called a “seismic shift” in the vaccine roll-out here is a recap of the latest vaccine news.
Before I get to vaccine details, please note that Toronto will move to the Grey Lockdown stage tomorrow morning, Monday March 8. The stay-at-home orders will expire then. For more information on those restrictions visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions#lockdown
On Friday, the Canadian government approved the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson and Johnson. We now have four vaccines available in addition to Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna. The good thing about the new Johnson and Johnson vaccine is that only one dose is needed to be effective.
Phase 2 of the vaccine roll-out will begin in early April and everyone in this group who wants a vaccine should be able to have one by June 20, 2021.
Phase 2 will include:
Other important information:
There will be three options to receive a vaccine:
You are encouraged to arrive for your appointment 10 – 15 minutes ahead of time. Please do not arrive an hour or two ahead of time as you may have to stand in line for your time slot. If you have an appointment, you will get a vaccine.
Please do not leave your health unit and travel to another area. All health units will be given enough doses for everyone.
Please do not try to book an appointment yet if you are not in phase 1 or 2
Details on Phase 3 (will be announced in the coming weeks)
I will continue to update you on important vaccine information as soon as I receive it. Until we have COVID-19 behind us, please continue to obey public health advice.
Stay safe everyone, we are almost there!