A total of 7,599 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered at 92 clinics held in Toronto over the four Days of Vaxtion (September 16 to 19).
Mayor John Tory thanks all members of Team Toronto who worked on the Days of Vaxtion effort – this was the largest number of mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics operating in the city in one weekend. The Mayor also thanked everyone who stepped forward to get vaccinated over the last four days. Getting vaccinated protects you and will help protect the progress we have made as a city confronting COVID-19.
As part of this initiative, the City partnered with Toronto Public Health, the TTC, North York General Hospital, Black Creek Humber Summit, Humber River Hospital, Michael Garron Hospital and other community partners to hold a number of mobile clinics across Toronto.
Clinic locations were selected as part of the Team Toronto Mobile Strategy data approach to continue to remove barriers and bring vaccines to residents in areas and settings that have low vaccination coverage, or who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, or both. They were also chosen to facilitate easy access in locations that are part of Torontonian’s everyday lives.
Data shows that unvaccinated individuals are seven times more likely to become infected with COVID-19. As COVID-19 continues to circulate in Toronto, vaccination is a key public health measure to reduce community spread. Receiving two doses of the vaccine provides residents with optimal protection against the Delta variant, severe illness and outcomes.
A full list of public clinics can be found at: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Toronto.
Community settings, organizations and workplaces are also encouraged to request a mobile vaccination clinic for their setting. Individuals can submit a request on behalf of their setting on Toronto Public Health’s website: COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated.
“Thank you to the nearly 7,600 residents who stepped forward to get their first or second dose during the Days of Vaxtion. Our steady progress helping people get vaccinated is continuing. I want to thank everyone on Team Toronto who helped run our many vaccination clinics across the city over the last four days. I continue to urge all eligible Toronto residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the progress we have made fighting COVID-19 and reopening our city.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Toronto is a world-leader in vaccination rates, and with 7,599 more vaccines administered during our Days of Vaxtion campaign, we are continuing to see the results of our persistent work to bring vaccines directly to where people are at. Toronto Public Health, our Team Toronto partners, and Vaccine Ambassadors in communities all across Toronto are working hard to break down every barrier and build every bridge to vaccination.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“Well done, Toronto! We’ve continued to see amazing progress on our vaccination efforts through this weekend’s Days of Vaxtion initiative. Thank you to everyone in our city who has rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated, and to our Team Toronto partners who continue to work tirelessly to ensure all residents have access to the best protection against COVID-19 and its variants. If you haven’t already done so, please get fully vaccinated as soon as possible to protect yourself, your loved ones and our city’s progress towards ending this pandemic.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health
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