As of March 4, 2021, at 8 pm, over 820,000 vaccine doses have been administered across the province, including over 121,000 doses administered to long-term care home residents. Over 269,000 Ontarians are fully immunized, including over 55,000 long-term care home residents. Ontario is leading the country in the total number of vaccines administered and has fully immunized more individuals than all provinces and territories combined.
For the month of March, Ontario is expecting to receive 870,480 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 483,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine. If you’re aged 80 or older and you don’t live in a congregate care setting, you may be able to book a vaccine appointment through your public health unit.
Ontario will begin collecting sociodemographic data on a voluntary basis from individuals who get the COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday, March 5, 2021. Collecting this data will help the province have a more complete picture of who is being vaccinated, help ensure access to the vaccine for communities who are at-risk and disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and ensure that everyone who wants to be vaccinated is being reached.
Only vaccines that Health Canada determines to be safe and effective will be approved for use in Canada and available in Ontario. This means all COVID-19 vaccines being offered; were tested on a large number of people through extensive clinical trials; have met all the requirements for approval, including safety; and will be monitored for any adverse reactions that may occur after vaccination and appropriate measures will be taken.