ONTARIO VACCINE PORTAL EXPERIENCING BOOKING ISSUES

Oct 06, 2022

By Christine Ross

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The province’s vaccine booking portal is experiencing an issue but the Ministry of Health won’t provide specifics such as when it started, or how many people it’s affected.

There are multiple reports of people hoping to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment – often parents looking on behalf of their young children- and finding nothing sometimes anywhere in Toronto.

That’s despite assurances from authorities that there is actually wide availability.

A spokesperson for Health Minister will only say the ministry’s currently troubleshooting an issue with its provincial booking system.

Ontarians are encouraged to look for appointments both online and by calling the provincial vaccine contact centre as well as pharmacies and doctors’ offices.

Ottawa Public Health posted on its social media channels this week that it was aware of an issue with the booking system “that prevents appointments from being made at various clinics throughout ON via phone and online.”

But in response to inquiries about the issue, the health unit suggested questions be put to the province.

Liberal health critic Adil Shamji said the vaccination rollout has been disorganized from the beginning.

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