Ontarians 75 and older can now book COVID-19 vaccines online

Ontario reports 1,791 new COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths related to coronavirus

He says the reason the vaccines are being stored is because of concerns over supply running out and the province doesn't want to be forced to cancel and re-book appointments.

"Hospitals have been at the centre of the pandemic from day one providing excellent care for our sick and vulnerable, and responding to the various outbreaks without hesitation", Premier Doug Ford said at a press conference.

In Simcoe Muskoka, over 68,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine had been administered to high-priority groups as of Friday. As it stands, 294,000 Ontarians are fully immunized, including 61,000 long-term-care home residents.

According to the Ministry of Health, there were 868 people with COVID-19 in the province's hospitals as of yesterday, 324 of whom required intensive care.

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The announcement comes one day before the Progressive Conservative government is expected to present its 2021 budget. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 12% of its population a single dose.

The province added 1,546 new cases on Tuesday with sixty-one per cent in the hot spots around the GTHA. "We are grateful to the army of diverse teams - the health care practitioners, IT specialists, data analysts, the dedicated individuals working in logistics and many others - for their outstanding service and commitment to put the needed processes in place to make this happen".

Ontario residents who are 75 or older can booking appointments through the government's online system as of this week.

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