Mar 15, 2021
By Jane Brown
Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine booking system officially launches on Monday March 15th at 8am.
Premier Doug Ford is urging those who don’t yet qualify for a shot to stay off the portal so that it doesn’t crash.
“It’s only to book vaccine appointments for those 80 years of age or older,” Ford explained Sunday, “So if you’re born in the year of 1941 or earlier, they’re the only people or their loved ones booking their appointments for them.”
Qualifying residents may visit the online portal or call a hotline to book their appointment.
The website is ontario.ca/book vaccine.
The hotline to book is 1-888-999-6488.
Some of Ontario’s 34 public health units, including Toronto Public Health, have already established their own systems for booking vaccination appointments, but the provincial portal will either enhance or replace those setups in many areas.