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Vaccine over 80, the second dose arrives

article by Mariella Policheni

TORONTO – Reservations were opened yesterday for the early administration of the second dose of Covid vaccines for Ontario residents aged 80 and over.

Anticipating the times is possible as large quantities of vaccine doses are arriving in Canada: the country will receive 2.9 million doses this week thanks in large part to an increase in scheduled deliveries from Pfizer and BioNTech.

The two pharmaceutical companies have dispensed about 2 million doses per week through May, but as of yesterday, they have increased the doses per week to 2.4 million.

Ontario residents over the age of 80 can then reschedule their appointments, through the province’s online booking portal, in the same place where they received their first dose or on another site. In the Halton Region, residents who fall within this age group will have the opportunity to anticipate appointments for the second dose starting tomorrow.

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