Ontario Premier Details Second Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout – Jan. 13, 2021

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Ontario Premier Details Second Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout – Jan. 13, 2021

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott provide an update on their government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. They are joined by Sylvia Jones, Ontario’s solicitor general, and retired general Rick Hillier, chair of the province’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force (As per your link below). They outline the details regarding the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination rollout, which is expected to begin in March 2021. During this phase, the Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people, including essential workers and seniors, starting with the ones over 80, before the end of July 2021. The premier also says that the province’s goal is to vaccinate staff and residents of all Ontario’s long-term care homes before February 15, 2021. (No interpretation)