Jan 05, 2021
By Christine Ross
After weeks of criticism, Ontario now says it plans to vaccinate all long-term care residents, workers and essential caregivers by January 21st in the province’s four COVID hot spots; Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor.
“In the four regions, we have about 161 long term care homes, we need a total of about 55,000 doses of Moderna or Moderna and Pfizer to do all the people in there with their first shot,” said Rick Hillier. The task force chair also says about 50,000 additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrive Wednesday and all those doses will be administered by the end of the weekend.
Hillier says by Wednesday, Michael Garron Hospital will have vaccinated residents in 12 long term care homes.
The Ford government has faced criticism for its its slow vaccine roll out. The province says it’s now doing over 10,000 vaccinations-a-day and it’s been three weeks since the first vaccines were administered.
44 immunization sites have been established across the province.