To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
Whereas the government of Ontario announced that starting September 15, 2016, the shingles vaccine would be available to all seniors 65 years to 70 years free of charge;
Whereas seniors over the age of 70 years will still be required to pay for the vaccine if they choose;
Whereas the government of Ontario claims that studies show that the vaccine is highly effective when seniors are vaccinated between the ages of 65 and 70 and will not cover the vaccine for all Ontario seniors;
We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
This is unfair to seniors over the age of 70 and we urge the government to expand the coverage so that all Ontario seniors are eligible for the free shingles vaccine.