COVID-19 Vaccine Update 5

Updated information as of March 15, 2021

Stan Cho

March 15, 2021

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Today, the Ontario government launched the on-line portal to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment. If you are aged 80 or older, you can go to to book your appointment. A friend or family member can help you book your appointment, if needed.

In order to book on-line, you must:

  • Be 80 years of age or older in 2021
  • have a green photo health (OHIP) card (expired cards will be accepted)
  • have an email address (your own or someone helping you book your appointment)
  • have a modern web browser (the booking site is not compatible with Internet Explorer 11 or earlier)

If you do not have a green Ontario health card, call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 to book an appointment.

If you are aged 60 to 64, you can get the AstraZeneca vaccine only from select pharmacies (phone them first to see if they have the vaccine and to book an appointment). There is a limited supply of this vaccine which expires April 2, 2021. 

Limited supplies have also been given to some doctors’ offices so your doctor may call you if your doctor determines you are eligible for the vaccine.

People with certain health conditions will be eligible to receive a vaccine in the coming weeks. More details will follow.

Lastly, effective today, religious buildings will be allowed up to 15 percent capacity inside, or up to 50 people outdoors for weddings, funerals and religious services, rites or ceremonies. This is an increase from the previous limit of 10 people indoors or 10 people outdoors.

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!