With two-thirds of adults having received at least one dose, the Provincial Government is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. Second dose appointments will now be offered at an earlier interval of four weeks or later based on vaccine availability.
The following is an anticipated schedule for eligibility to book a second dose appointment based on confirmed supply.
Week of May 31: individuals aged 80+
Week of June 14: individuals aged 70+
Week of June 28: individuals who received their first dose between the week of March 8 to April 18, on a “first-in, first-out” basis. For example, this included individuals with the highest-risk health conditions and special education workers.
Week of July 19: individuals who received their first dose between the week of April 19 to May 9, on a “first-in, first-out” basis. For example, this included individuals aged 50 and over, as well as individuals with high-risk health conditions.
Week of August 2: individuals who received their first dose between the week of May 10 to May 30, on a “first-in, first-out” basis. For example, this included individuals who cannot work from home and individuals who have at-risk health conditions.
Week of August 9 to 16: individuals aged 12 to 25
Week of August 9: individuals who received their first dose from the week of May 31 onwards on a “first-in, first out” basis, respecting the recommended intervals.
Individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from March 21 onwards will be eligible to receive a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from May 31 onwards at a 12-week interval, with appointment dates based on the timing of their first dose.
When will I be eligible for a second dose?
According to the government of Ontario, as of May 28, 2021, second doses are already being offered to certain groups, including high-risk health care workers, individuals with certain health conditions and First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals.
In addition, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is being offered at an accelerated pace with a 10-week interval for individuals who received their first dose between March 10 to March 19, 2021. Acceleration of AstraZeneca second doses will proceed on a 12-week interval, with booking eligibility based on date of first dose.
How can I book my second dose appointment?
There are several vaccination clinic options available across Ontario’s public health regions: mass immunization clinics, pop-up / mobile clinics, hospital and pharmacy clinics. Please note that not all clinic types are available in every region, and are dependant on local planning done by public health unit.
Second dose appointments can be rebooked through the provincial booking system, and through your local pharmacies. For those in public health units who use their own booking system, or if you received your first dose from your primary care provider or through a pop-up clinic, more information will follow on how and when second dose booking and rebooking will be available.
Where can I get vaccinated and how to book an appointment:
Mass immunization clinic:
For public health units using the provincial booking system: visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine to book online or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line number at 1-833-943-3900.
For public health units using their own booking system: visit your public health unit website for booking details.
Pop-up / mobile clinic
If you received your first dose at a pop-up clinic, you will also have the option of booking second doses at mass immunization clinics, at a pharmacy, or at another mobile clinic.
Visit your public health unit website for booking details.
If you received your first dose at a pharmacy or through your primary care provider, you can contact them to inquire about a second dose. Some pharmacies and primary care settings will also reach out to eligible Ontarians.