Shortened interval for second dose appointments for individuals 80+

Published on May 31, 2021

With over two-thirds of the adult population having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, our government is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. If there is sufficient vaccine supply, it is anticipated that the majority of Ontario residents who choose to receive the vaccine will be able to be fully vaccinated by the end of summer.


To support this, the province has developed an anticipated schedule for eligibility to book a second dose appointment based on confirmed supply.

As of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021, individuals aged 80 and over in 2021 will be eligible to book their second dose appointment at a shortened interval. Appointments at mass immunization clinics can be booked through the provincial booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.


Eligible individuals can also book their second dose appointment through a variety of other channels, including at hospital clinics, participating pharmacies and select primary care settings. Individuals may choose to return to the same place they received their first dose or book an appointment at a different site or channel. Second doses can be booked without a first appointment using the provincial booking system.


Our government is also continuing to expand access to the vaccine, with an additional 300 pharmacies across the province beginning to offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines as of last Friday.