COVID-19 Update for April 6 2021 – Vaccine eligibility is expanding
Ontario is moving into Phase Two of its vaccination plan, including targeting essential workers and Ontarians living in “hot spot” communities.
Phase Two will see Ontarians prioritized by age and risk. In this phase, Ontarians aged 60 and older will be able to book a vaccination appointment in any region in the province as provincial clinics open to that age bracket beginning April 7 at 8 a.m.
Ontarians with the designated highest-risk health conditions and their caregivers will also be eligible for vaccination as early as today.
Essential workers will also be able to be vaccinated during this second phase of the vaccine rollout. Additionally, 13 public health units identified as “hot spot” communities will be receiving increased allocations of vaccines.
The province’s news release can be found here.
Final Safe Restart Agreement funding sent to provinces
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also announced the final instalment of the Safe Restart Agreement funding will be sent to provinces today. This $700 million marks the last of the $19 billion allocated to the province to help them combat the virus.