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Ontario/Canadian-Media: Amidst pressure to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the Ontario government has promised to get all nursing home residents, staff, and essential caregivers in hot zones vaccinated by Jan 21, media reports said.
Nursing homes. Image credit: National Institute of Aging
1,024 residents in total were vaccinated on Monday, 850 on Tuesday and 750 Wednesday, said spokesperson Erica Di Maio in an email, Toronto Star news reported.
All eligible residents in the long-term care and retirement homes supported by East Toronto hospital have got their first shots.
The first round of doses of a two-part vaccine for all eligible residents across 22 homes at Michael Garron Hospital was completed on Wednesday.
The second shot is scheduled for about a month after the first.
The vaccination at St. Clair O’Connor Community Long-Term Care Home, which was hit hard in the first wave and lost eight people, was also completed.
The target date for when residents of long-term care homes outside of Toronto, Peel, York, and Windsor-Essex would be vaccinated depends on supplies from manufacturers, said the province.