From the desk of Jonathan Kolber
The Ontario government has announced that it expects to vaccinate 8.5 million people by the end of June against COVID-19.
This is very good news for our sector and we are very proud that our premier has made vaccinations a priority. Ontario has laid out a three-phase plan outlining when and who will be vaccinated over the next few months, based on vaccine supply.
Phase 1 should be completed by the end of March 2021, with approximately 1.5 million people vaccinated, including health care workers.
Phase 2 will begin in April 2021, when another 7.5 million people will be vaccinated by the end of June.
Phase 3 will begin in late summer, and will be optional for anyone who wants to get a vaccine.
This is consistent with our expectation for herd immunity within the next six months. So far, more than 14,000 people have already received their first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Every person vaccinated is required to receive two doses, 21 days apart.
We look forward to a robust Spring 2021 for the international education industry. Stay tuned for more good news!