Doug Ford gets first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Apr 9 2021, 9:14 am
Ontario Premier Doug Ford received his first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at an Etobicoke pharmacy Friday morning.
Ford posted photos on Twitter after he got the vaccine and encouraged eligible Ontarians to “get vaccinated.”

Ford is 56-years-old, and participating Toronto pharmacies are currently offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to anyone 55 and older.

Additionally, some residents of Toronto and Peel Region who are as young as 50 are now eligible to book their vaccine appointments beginning today. Toronto says people who live in hot spot neighbourhoods can book appointments for the vaccine, while Peel has opened up appointments to anyone in the 50 and older age group.

“Over 2.9 million vaccines have now been administered, and we have booked more than 1.9 million appointments for people to get their vaccines. I’m grateful to all the frontline health care heroes who are helping with this monumental effort and getting shots into arms, including mine,” Ford said in a statement after his getting the vaccine.

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Ford received his shot on the same day Ontario reported 4,227 new COVID-19 infections and 18 new deaths, making it the province’s second-highest daily total ever.

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