Mar 03, 2021

By Christine Ross

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Ontario Solicitor General says the new AstraZeneca vaccines will be “very targeted” to people 60-64 since it’s not recommended for those over 65. Syliva Jones says Ontario does not yet know how many doses of the new vaccine it will be receiving.

But how will this decision impact the vaccine roll out in Toronto and across the province?

“The specifics as to where, how and when the province will distribute AstraZeneca lies with them and we are at this point awaiting confirmation or the answers to those questions,”said Chief Matthew Pegg is in charge of Toronto’s vaccine task force.

Pegg says to date, 35,000 vaccinations have been given to those 80 and older in Toronto at 14 vaccination clinics happening through health care partners currently vaccinating people over 80 in the city.

There are currently no city run vaccine clinics but they’re expected to start opening at the end of March, depending on vaccine supply.

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