Ford to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine this morning

Apr 9 2021, 1:29 pm

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will receive his first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at an Etobicoke pharmacy Friday morning.

The premier is scheduled to get his shot at 10 am, and the moment will be captured on camera.

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

On Friday, Toronto lowered the eligible age for vaccination at City-run clinics to 50 years old for people living in certain hotspot neighbourhoods identified by postal code.

Toronto residents who are 60 years old or above from any postal code are eligible to get vaccinated at the City’s mass immunization clinics.

Toronto is currently under the province-wide Stay-at-Home order, but a medical appointment such as receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is considered an essential outing.

Ford hopes to have 40% of Ontario adults receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by the time the Stay-at-Home order ends in four weeks.

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