Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranged all empty vials of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to customers at Junction Chemist, an independent pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 19, 2021. I will. (Canadian PRESS / Nathan Denette)
Currently, young Canadians in some states can be vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Starting today, people over the age of 40 in Ontario and Alberta can take shots.
Previously, the minimum age for astraZeneca was 55 years, as the risk of very rare thrombotic disorders was slightly increased.
British Columbia and Manitoba have also lowered their age requirement to 40 from yesterday.
Quebec says it will reduce the age of AstraZeneca, but that age is unclear.
Quebec’s director of public health said a recommendation from the state’s immunization committee was coming soon and could come into effect this week.