Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides update on provincial COVID-19 vaccine plan – April 13, 2021
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides an update at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Etobicoke on the province’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. The temple will serve as a pop-up vaccine clinic over the next three weeks, starting April 14. Residents in the hot spot area who are 18 years of age and older will be eligible to receive a vaccine. The launch of the pop-up clinic is part of an accelerated vaccine strategy targeting postal codes in high-risk neighbourhoods identified by the province. The premier is joined by provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott, Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and MPP Deepak Anand (Mississauga–Malton). Premier Ford and Minister Elliott face questions about the decision of the United States to suspend the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine due to blood clot concerns, issues registering for appointments on the provincial booking system, and Ontario’s large spike in the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals.