Ontario is making good on its promise to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, opening the provincial booking portal for residents aged 18 and over today.
Adults living in 114 specific postal codes designated as hot spots are able to start appointments as of this morning, although some on social media reported long wait times or technical difficulties with the provincial booking website.
After the booking opened at 8 am, the site showed an estimated wait of over an hour with thousands of users queuing up.
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.
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.
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