List of priority populations for Phase 1 of Ontario's vaccine distribution plan
Feb 15 2021
Delays in vaccine shipments forced the province to concentrate its inoculation efforts on long-term care residents in recent weeks, but the memo says the province expects those deliveries to increase again, allowing it to expand the scope of its vaccination drive.
Indigenous adults in northern, remote and higher-risk communities, including on-reserve and urban communities.
The province has broken down health-care workers into four categories: highest priority, very high priority, high priority, and moderate priority. The figure includes most people in the government's top four priority groups, including everyone over 75, frontline healthcare workers and nursing home staff.
Health-care workers who the Ministry of Health as categorized as "high priority", such as staff in mental health and addictions services, and sexual health clinics.
South Korean authorities said last week they would grant their first approval for a coronavirus vaccine to AstraZeneca, and would allow its use on the elderly, despite warnings from advisory panels about a lack of data on its efficacy in older patients. "Vaccinations for this age group will start in March", he tweeted.
Adult recipients of chronic home care.
HIGH-risk groups and bottom 40 families living in high-density areas such as the people's housing project should be given priority to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, said Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
This applies to all who receive their first dose with the exception of residents of long-term care, high-risk retirement and First Nations elder care homes, those 80 and older, and residents in other types of congregate care homes for seniors.
About 922,234 people in Canada have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, approximately 2.43 per cent of the country's population.
This phase, officials noted, will also see the vaccination of people above 65 and those whose immunity is weak and is likely to easily be compromised like those with cancer, diabetes, HIV and other serious diseases.