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List of priority populations for Phase 1 of Ontario's vaccine distribution plan

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Conrad Doyle | 15 February, 2021, 22:26

The province offered new guidance to regional medical officers of health as supply of the COVID-19 vaccines starts to gradually increase.

Indigenous adults in northern, remote and higher-risk communities, including on-reserve and urban communities.

Highest-priority health-care workers include all hospital and acute care staff in frontline roles with COVID-19 patients or those with a high-risk of exposure, including workers who perform "aerosol-generating procedures".

Highest-priority health-care workers - such as paramedics and staff in critical care units, emergency departments and COVID-19 medical units - followed by very high priority health-care workers - such as those in surgical care, obstetrics, assisted living facilities and palliative care settings.

The authors said that vaccines developed by China, India and Russian Federation, once authorised by the World Health Organization, could be a big help to poorer nations as their supply and storage were simpler than the US/European alternatives.

90-year-old Margaret Keenan became the first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Out of the total number of 19,952 healthcare workers in the state, 10,341 have received their first dose so far, while the remaining will receive it by February 20, Dr Borkar said.

Adult recipients of chronic home care.

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.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the ministry said the vaccinations had begun with "WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines acquired through global partnerships in limited quantities".

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.

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