Ontario is currently in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Phase 2 includes the vaccination of populations based on:
- risk due to:
- health conditions
- congregate settings
- hot spots (areas with higher rates of death, hospitalization and transmission)
- not being able to work from home
People ages 18 to 49, in hot spot communities, are eligible for vaccination dependent on their residential postal code. Eligible individuals in identified hot spots must not book through the provincial booking system, instead, mobile and pop-up clinics are being promoted locally by community partners and public health units. For a full list of hot spot postal codes and corresponding public health units please click here.
As of April 20, 2021, select pharmacies across the province are booking appointments for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people aged 40 years, or older.
To search for an applicable pharmacy in your region please click here.
With the initiation of Phase 2 of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, beginning April 2021, Ontario worker s who cannot work from home will now be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Essential frontline workers who are eligible to get vaccinated in Phase 2 include:
- Elementary and secondary school staff
- Police, fire, compliance, funeral, special constables and other workers responding to critical events
- Childcare and licensed foster care workers
- Food manufacturing workers
- Agriculture and farm workers
- High-risk and critical retail workers in grocery stores and pharmacies
- Remaining manufacturing labourers
- Social workers, including youth justice
- Courts and justice system workers, including probation and parole
- Lower-risk retail workers (wholesalers, general goods)
- Transportation, warehousing and distribution
- Energy, telecom (data and voice), water and wastewater management
- Financial services
- Waste management
- Mining, oil and gas workers
For more detailed information on Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan please click here.