In the coming weeks, officials say doctors will be getting in touch with Ontarians 80 and older about vaccination appointments.
As the province expands immunization efforts, primary care physicians may start contacting seniors while an online booking system and service desk are being developed.
Most appointments for those seniors will begin sometime in March, however some public health units may be able to move ahead sooner, once the highest priority individuals are vaccinated.
Ontario is set to receive nearly 157,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week. Through the end of March, weekly shipments from the company are expected to be between 173,000 and 186,000 doses.
However, shipments of the Moderna vaccine coming next week will be smaller than originally expected. Supply is expected to increase in March.
The bolstering of Ontario’s vaccine supply coincides with an expansion of the vaccine rollout to target seniors in congregate care and all Indigenous adults.