Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy
September 14th, 2021
Today, the Ontario government released guidance for businesses and organizations to support proof of vaccination requirements in certain settings, which takes effect on September 22, 2021. Requiring proof of vaccination will help increase vaccination rates, protect individuals in higher-risk indoor settings, and keep businesses open.
To further increase vaccine uptake, the province is continuing its last mile strategy to reach eligible individuals who have yet to receive a first or second dose. As we continue our last mile push, requiring proof of immunization in select settings will encourage even more Ontarians to receive the vaccine and stop the spread of COVID-19.
To further protect those who face the highest risk from COVID-19 and the Delta variant, our government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is following the evidence and recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and will begin offering third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional groups of severely immunocompromised individuals. Locations and timing for third doses will vary by public health unit and high-risk population based on local planning and considerations.