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Ontario lowers minimum age for vaccines in multiple regions including Ottawa, Smiths Falls, and Kingston

Previously, the minimum age in most regions was 75 and older.
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Ontario is lowering the minimum age for COVID-19 vaccines in ten additional public health units.

As of Monday morning, people born in 1951 and earlier can use the provincial system to book their shots in the new regions, which include Ottawa, Kingston, and Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark.

Previously, the minimum age in most regions was 75 and older.

The expanded public health units where residents born in 1951 and earlier can now book their vaccines are:

  • York Region Public Health
  • Peel Public Health
  • City of Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Grey Bruce Health Unit
  • Lambton Public Health
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
  • Timiskaming Health Unit
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health
  • Ottawa Public Health

The expansion comes as the province reported 2,448 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and ten more deaths attributed to the virus.

Ontario reports that 64,950 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since the last daily update. A total of 1,981,282 vaccines have been given in the province so far.

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