Child care workers in licensed settings are now eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine.
As of 8 a.m. Thursday appointments can be made through the province’s vaccine booking phone line, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.
“Ontario’s child care workers are making a difference and supporting working parents at this critical time,” Education minister Stephen Lecce said in a release.
“That’s why child care workers province-wide will be eligible to book a vaccine appointment. Our child care centres are safe and the expansion of vaccines will further protect children and staff.”
Eligible workers will receive a letter from their employer, which must be taken to their vaccination appointment.
In the coming weeks, the province says it will expand eligibility to child care workers in unlicensed settings.