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Jul 13, 2022

Information on Ontario expanding eligibility for second booster shot

Starting on Thursday, July 14 at 8:00 a.m., Ontario is expanding eligibility for second booster doses to individuals aged 18 and over. 

Eligible individuals can book an appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre: 1-833-943-3900

You can also book an appointment directly through public health units that use their own booking systems, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics and participating pharmacies.

Appointments are based on availability, which may vary by region.

Second booster doses are being offered at an interval of five months after an individual receives their first booster dose.

A new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is anticipated to be approved by Health Canada this fall, which may offer more targeted protection against the Omicron variants. 

You are encouraged to speak with your health care provider about whether getting a second booster dose now is right for you.

The Ontario government will also continue to provide free rapid antigen tests to the general public through existing channels like grocery stores and pharmacies, as well as to workplaces, schools, hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes and other congregate settings until December 31, 2022.

For more information, read the Government of Ontario's full news release: