COVID-19 Vaccine update #2

COVID-19 Booster Shots now available for Opticians

The Ontario Opticians Association received important information today regarding the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot availability. As of November 5th, COVID-19 booster dose eligibility has been extended to People aged 70 and older

  • Health care workers

  • Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers)

  • People who received two doses of AstraZeneca or one dose of Janssen (a complete series of a viral vector vaccine)

  • People who are First Nation, Inuit and/or Métis

  • People who are 18 years and older and live with people who are First Nation, Inuit and/or Métis

(As per Getting the COVID-19 vaccine) There are many pharmacies participating in administering the COVID-19 vaccine. If you click on this link you can find your closest pharmacy.

Most pharmacies require booking ahead of time, however, you can call to check availability of the vaccine if you are looking to have a walk-in appointment.

If you need to book your first, second or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine you can follow this link to book your appointment


This is the first post regarding the COVID-19 vaccination booster rollout for healthcare workers. As we receive more information we will be sending out emails and posting information across our social media. The Ontario Opticians Association is committed to making sure all Ontario Opticians have the information they need.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the OOA directly. Stay Safe! The Ontario Opticians Association