Dec 20, 2021
By Jane Brown
As of 8am Monday December 20th, Ontario residents 18 and older may now book a third shot COVID-19 vaccine booster, provided it’s been at least eighty-four days since your second dose.
The Ontario portal is one way to book by clicking here.
Pharmacies are also offering the boosters to all adults as efforts are stepped up to battle the rampant spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Toronto Mayor John Tory has been out and about at vaccine clinics over the weekend and wants people to feel hopeful despite the steep rise in daily cases, to over 4100 in the province yesterday.
“If we do the things that we know we have to do in light of the rising case counts, we will be able to push back on this virus. And pushing back consists of getting vaccinated, making sure that you get yourself a booster. If you haven’t been vaccinated, come for the first two doses. But also to encourage friends and relatives you may know who are not yet vaccinated, or don’t yet have their booster to organize themselves to get that done,” Mayor Tory reassured.
New public health restrictions have also been implemented province-wide to try to slow the COVID surge while the booster program is accelerated.
These include 50 per cent capacity limits in sports venues, theatres, restaurants, gyms, personal care services and retailers, while indoor social gatherings are now capped at 10 people.