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2nd vaccine eligibility moves up in Ontario hot spots for Delta variant on or before May 30

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WATCH ABOVE: On Wednesday, Delta hot spot residents who received their first vaccine dose on or before May 30 became eligible to book in earlier appointments for their second shot. Shallima Maharaj has the story – Jun 23, 2021

More Ontarians living in designated hot spots for the Delta COVID-19 variant are eligible to book earlier second vaccine doses starting today.

Health units covering Toronto, Peel, Halton, Porcupine, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Waterloo and York, Hamilton, Simcoe-Muskoka and Durham are considered hot spots for the more infectious virus variant.

People in those health units who received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 30 can move up their second shots today.

Read more: Ontario adds 3 regions to list of COVID-19 Delta hot spots, accelerates 2nd dose vaccine bookings

The provincial vaccine booking portal will open to those eligible at 8 a.m. this morning.

The province says sometime next week, all adults who received a first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna’s product can book a second appointment as soon as 28 days after their initial shot.

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Second doses were initially booked four months after the first in Ontario but the province is shortening that timeline as more vaccine is expected in province.

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Ontario announces expanded eligibility of 2nd COVID-19 vaccine doses – Jun 18, 2021

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