Ontario Expanding Eligibility for Second Booster Doses

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

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

You can book an appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 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.

A new COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be approved by Health Canada this fall, which may offer more targeted protection against the variants. You are encouraged to speak with your health care provider about whether getting a second booster dose now is right for you and your family.

You can access free rapid antigen tests through 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.

If you have questions about your vaccine eligibility, please contact the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007), which is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and capable of providing assistance in more than 300 languages.