QUEEN’S PARK – Interim Ontario NDP Leader Peter Tabuns (Toronto-Danforth) released the following statement:
“Ontario families want to protect their loved ones from getting sick, and they want to go on with their lives. While we’d like to have seen fourth doses sooner, we’re glad Ford has finally listened to our calls and to the advice of Ontario’s medical community, and offered Ontarians another shot. We’re grateful to Ontario’s medical community for their relentless advocacy, even when Ford doesn’t want to listen. They deserve much of the credit for moving the Ford government to finally provide fourth doses.
Now Ford needs to reduce barriers by providing doses to family doctors and offering the shot to home care patients and people with mobility challenges in their homes. We need to make it as easy as possible for people to get their shots, and not repeat the usual inconvenient and confusing vaccine rollout that may have contributed to five million Ontarians skipping their first booster. It’s critical that we see a government effort to reach out to people and get them those boosters now.
We eagerly await more news about updated boosters to better stop the spread of new variants.”