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TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

The Ontario government has recently announced expanded eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine booster to more Ontarians.

Regulated health professionals, including TCM practitioners and acupuncturists, are eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine booster. This includes any staff member, contract worker, student/trainee, registered volunteer, or other designated essential caregiver currently working in-person in a health care organization, including workers that are not providing direct patient care and are frequently in the patient environment (i.e., cleaning staff, research staff, other administrative staff).

Starting November 6, 2021, eligible individuals who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than six (6) months ago can book their COVID-19 vaccine booster through:

CTCMPAO continues to strongly encourage TCM practitioners and acupuncturists to consider COVID-19 vaccination as protection from getting and transmitting COVID-19. It is expected that as regulated health professionals, members follow the directives and guidance from the Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario on issues related to COVID-19, immunization, and public health in general.

Please visit the College’s COVID-19 webpage for more information and resources on practice and infection prevention and control (IPAC) requirements during the pandemic, as well as review the COVID-19 vaccination FAQs.