The provincial government has taken steps to allow more individuals to support vaccine rollout in Ontario. If you have the time and want to take part in vaccination efforts, visit the Health Workforce Matching Portal and register to find out what you can do.
The portal is open to Ontarians 16 years and older who can register to volunteer in a variety of roles based on their abilities, knowledge and experience and the needs of their local public health units.
The province is encouraging vaccine rollout in employer-led clinics. These must be set up, operated and funded by employers and meet established criteria to vaccinate employees aged 18 and over, their families and retirees, as well as members of the local and neighbouring communities as capacity allows.
Businesses can call the Ontario Together Contact Centre at 1-888-777-0554 to learn more about hosting a vaccination clinic. Community groups and places of worship interested in arranging a GO-VAXX mobile bus clinic visit, can contact GOVAXX@ontario.ca.
Amendment to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 – Controlled Acts Regulation
The province is also supporting vaccination efforts through an amendment to the Controlled Acts regulation of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. This amendment permits any individual to perform the controlled act of administering a COVID-19 vaccination provided that a doctor, registered nurse or pharmacist is available and accessible for supervision and guidance. This temporary measure is expected to end on June 30, 2022.