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How do I get a COVID19 booster shot in Ontario? What you need to know when Boosters launches next week.

Ontario citizens 18 years of age and older can receive their COVID19 booster shot starting Monday, December 20. 

Here’s everything you need to know. He said Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the change in a press conference Wednesday afternoon to limit the growth of the rapidly expanding Omicron variant. (Previously, recalls for 18- to 49-year-olds only started in January. 4.) 

Ford also announced that the wait time between the second dose and the booster shot was halved from 168 days to 84 days. Health Minister Christine Elliott said that starting Wednesday, December 15, people aged 50 and over can reschedule their reminder appointment to reflect the new 84-day deadline. 

Ford said the province is increasing its capacity to supply 200,000 to 300,000 booster shots per day depending on demand.

The Prime Minister also restored the capacity limit for indoor spaces with a capacity of 1,000 people or more as of Saturday; All stadiums, concert halls, theaters, and event spaces will be reduced by 50%. He also announced that the free rapid antigen test will be available at participating LCBO stores in the coming weeks.

“Individuals can make reservations through the state reservation portal, public health facilities with their own reservation system, participating pharmacies and primary care facilities,” Elliott said Wednesday. 

Once you have booked, get vaccinated at the hospital’s vaccination clinic, pop-up clinic, Toronto city herd immunity clinic, or participating pharmacies. 

Reservations will begin on Monday through Ontario portals, indigenous clinics, and more. However, some pharmacies and other channels may begin offering walk-in booster syringes to eligible beneficiaries starting Friday, according to a spokesman for the Ontario Ministry of Health. 

In addition, some healthcare facilities and healthcare providers can start booking in advance, a spokesman said.

Book online or by calling 1-833-943-3900., as well as the first and second doses via Ontario Portal , through the state. 

About local health, authorities Find your health center in this register and visit their website. 

In most cases, you will be redirected to your own vaccine reservation system there.

Via local hospital or medical team. 

Certain hospitals and vaccination clinics on the Ontario Health Team offer walk-in vaccinations, but not all. Please check with the hospital first before visiting. 

Via Pharmacy 

To find participating pharmacies in your area, search for the zip code here. 

“We are expanding grocery retail pharmacies and clinics for workers, their families and support communities as much as capacity allows,” Ford said. 

Countries used by Ontario, including GOVAXX vaccination buses. The GOVAXX bus timetable can be found here. No reservation is required.

Read More: How do I get a COVID-19 booster shot in Ontario? What you need to know as boosters expand next week (guelphmercury.com)

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