Ontario Premier Doug Ford says residents will soon be seeing real signs of progress, as the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine ramps up.

"Now, we're preparing for Phase II. We're working with public health units across the province setting up mass vaccination sites. I've visited some of them first-hand in Toronto and in York Region," he said Friday.

The premier says he's been frustrated by shipping delays with the vaccine, but he remained confident community clinics would soon be appearing in neighbourhoods across the province.

Ford said Friday more than 518,000 doses have been administered in Ontario, saying this was more than any other province in Canada. 

Last week, the City of Kenora announced they were closing their arenas, so they could make room for mass vaccination sites. 

Earlier this month, the province completed the vaccination of all long-term care residents, as part of Phase I of Ontario's vaccination program.

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