Ontario Bivalent Booster

Ontarians Aged 5+ Eligible for Bivalent Booster

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Get your bivalent booster dose and flu shot to stay protected this winter season TORONTO — With the Health Canada approval of a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for five to 11 year-olds, all Ontarians aged five and over are eligible to book a bivalent booster dose starting December 21. All Ontarians are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with their …

Visit Local Pharmacies for Paxlovid Prescriptions in Ontario

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is giving people more convenient access to care by allowing pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment option used to reduce severe outcomes from COVID-19. All Ontarians are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with vaccinations, which remains the best way for people to stay healthy this flu and respiratory illness season and prevent …

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Building Better, More Modern Health Care Facilities

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Province Investing $182 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades and Improvements in Hospital and Community Health Care Settings TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing over $182 million this year to support critical upgrades and repairs at 131 hospitals and 65 community health care facilities across the province. “Our government is making investments to ensure Ontario’s hospitals and community health infrastructure continue …

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Ontarians Aged 18+ Eligible for Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Dose

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TORONTO — Based on guidance from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Ontario government is offering the bivalent COVID-19 booster dose to all Ontarians aged 18 and over, beginning with the most vulnerable populations. “The bivalent COVID-19 booster is a safe and effective way for people to better protect themselves against the most recently circulating …

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Ontario Training More Doctors as it Builds a More Resilient Health Care System

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BRAMPTON — The Ontario government is expanding medical school education as it continues to build a stronger, more resilient health care system, especially in growing and underserved communities. Ontario is adding 160 undergraduate seats and 295 postgraduate positions over the next five years, the largest expansion of undergraduate and postgraduate education in over 10 years. “As our province grows, our …

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Expanding Addictions Services in Thunder Bay

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THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing over $3.8 million through the new Addictions Recovery Fund to immediately enhance access to addictions treatment supports in Thunder Bay. This funding will be provided to St. Joseph’s Care Group and Dilico Anishinabek Family Care to expand access to a total of 34 new addictions treatment beds and help hundreds of Ontarians in Thunder …

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Providing Access to Latest Technology for Diabetes Care

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Improving the health and quality of life for people living with diabetes TORONTO — The Ontario government is making it more affordable for Ontarians living with type 1 diabetes to monitor their blood glucose levels by providing coverage for real-time continuous glucose monitors, the latest technology in diabetes care, through the province’s Assistive Devices Program. “This year marks 100 years …