Premier Ford Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Strongly encouraging everyone to book an appointment to get your safe, Health Canada approved vaccine, when your time comes

April 9, 2021

Today, Premier Doug Ford received his first dose of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine at a pharmacy in Etobicoke and encouraged Ontarians to get their shot when their time comes.

“Over 2.9 million vaccines have now been administered and we have booked more than 1.9 million appointments for people to get their vaccines. I’m grateful to all the frontline health care heroes who are helping with this monumental effort and getting shots into arms, including mine,” said Doug Ford, MPP for Etobicoke North and Premier of Ontario. “With additional vaccine shipments promised over the coming days and weeks, it’s up to all of us to get our shots. This is the best way to protect yourselves from this deadly virus. When your turn comes, I strongly urge everyone to book an appointment to get your safe, Health Canada approved vaccine.”

Our PC government is moving quickly to get vaccines to where they will have the greatest impact. As part of Phase Two, Ontario is increasing vaccine allocations to hot spot communities to reach individuals living in areas with historic and ongoing high rates of death, hospitalization and transmission. The government has also expanded the criteria for who can get a vaccine to include education workers in Toronto and Peel hot spots, and those who directly support students with special needs.

In addition to over 100 mass vaccination clinics, vaccines are available at 700 pharmacies across Ontario, doctor’s offices and hospital clinics and we are getting mobile vaccine clinics to workplaces, high risk neighbourhoods, residential buildings, community centres, and places of worship. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-999-6488