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Ontarians Aged 18+ Eligible for Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Dose

Based on guidance from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Ontario government is offering the bivalent COVID-19 booster dose to all Ontarians aged 18 and over, beginning with the most vulnerable populations.

As of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12, bivalent COVID-19 booster appointments will be available to and can be booked for the most vulnerable populations, including:

  • individuals aged 70 and over;
  • residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and individuals  living in other congregate settings that provide assisted-living and health services;
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over;
  • moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals aged 12 and over;
  • pregnant individuals aged 18 and over; and
  • health care workers aged 18 and over.

Also as of 8:00 a.m., individuals 18 years of age and older who do not belong to a priority population can start booking their appointments for any time on or after September 26, the availability of which is based on shipment schedules and supply from the federal government. All previously-booked booster appointments for September 12 to 25 will be honoured and, if available, the bivalent vaccine will be offered.

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