Individuals Aged 18 and Over in Hotspots Eligible to Book as of May 3
Despite an unstable vaccine supply to date, the province has built a strong foundation for its vaccine rollout, with over five million doses administered.
Now with a stable and reliable supply of vaccines, our government is increasing access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the hardest hit communities and priority populations. As of Monday, May 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., individuals who are 18 or older in 2021 and live in one of the 114 hot spot communities will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a mass immunization clinic through the provincial online booking system or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.
Additionally, beginning Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., the following groups throughout the province will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial online booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system:
- Individuals turning 50 and over in 2021;
- Individuals with high-risk health conditions;
- People who cannot work from home who fall under Group One (including remaining elementary and secondary school workers); and
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals in addition to the other channels previously available to book their appointment.
- Continuing to focus on getting vaccines in the arms of those most at risk will help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in these communities, protect our hospital capacity and save lives.
Priority populations who were previously only able to book via the provincial call centre will now also be able to book online, including individuals with the highest risk health conditions, child care workers in licenced child care settings and education workers who provide direct support to students with special education needs.