Ontario extends wax eligibility in COVID-19 hot spots, but some say no spots are available

TORONTO – Some residents of the Ontario neighborhood designated as COVID-19 hot spots reported running to book a vaccine on Monday morning as the province opened up appointments to all adults in those areas, only to be told that no one Was not available

Residents 18 or older living in 114 specific neighborhoods designated as hot spots were able to start appointments by Monday, but some on social media said they logged in quickly and waited for their turn but Still empty.

“So even though they opened up achievements for vaccine appointments this morning for Toronto hot spots, etc. Once you meet on the phone, you are told that there are no options like last Friday. In other words, if You. One person wrote on social media, “Don’t try again in Toronto”.

After the booking opened at 8 am, the provincial site showed an estimated wait of over an hour with thousands of users queuing up. Also, some initially experienced technical difficulties with the site.

This week and beyond, the province will send half of its vaccine supplies to hot spots based on the recommendations of the government’s science advisors.

Adults in some hot-spot neighborhoods were already able to make a vaccine appointment, but not through the province’s online booking portal.

A Toronto-area area with several hot spot communities said that on weekends it would open more bookings for those starting Tuesday.

York Public Health stated, “Due to the lack of a vaccine, the York area is not booking people between the ages of 18 and 34 to high priority communities and residents ages 50-59. These groups will soon be Booking can be done through provincial booking system ”. a statement.

Eligibility increases further in Ontario on Thursday, when online bookings open to residents over 50 years of age.

People with high-risk health conditions and some people who cannot work from home will also become eligible.

Ontario has stated that it expects everyone over the age of 18 to be able to book the vaccine by the end of May.

This report of The Canadian Press was first published on May 3, 2021


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