The City of Toronto and Team Toronto partners continue to increase COVID-19 vaccination opportunities and bring vaccine directly to Toronto residents through Days of Vaxtion, a city-wide series of pop-up vaccination clinics that continues this weekend. This is the greatest number of mobile clinics yet over a single weekend.
As part of Days of Vaxtion, more than 90 public vaccination clinics will be held by Toronto Public Health (TPH) and Team Toronto healthcare partners this weekend across the city including:
A full list of public clinics are available here
More information about the Days of Vaxtion initiative is available here
In the last seven days of data (September 9 to 15), a total of 39,246 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered, including 16,440 first doses and 22,806 second doses.
As of Thursday, September 16 at 8 a.m., a total of 4,657,060 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in Toronto since the start of the vaccination campaign.
According to TPH’s vaccine dashboard updated this morning, 78.8 per cent of residents 12 year of age and older are fully vaccinated after receiving two doses and 84.5 per cent of eligible residents have received their first vaccine dose.
TPH continues to urge residents to initiate their vaccination or get their second dose, if they have not already done so. Given that the Delta variant continues to circulate in the community, residents are also asked to take precaution by following public health measures to protect themselves and the community. This includes staying home when sick, practising physical distancing and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
Today, 156 new infections have been reported by TPH. There has been a total of 177,033 COVID-19 cases in residents since the start of the pandemic. Currently 81 people are hospitalized, with 32 in the ICU. To date, there have been a total of 3,641 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto, with two deaths added today. A total of 171,741 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on TPH’s COVID-19 reporting dashboard
Vaccination reduces severe illness and the likelihood of hospitalization, intubation and death from COVID-19. This week, TPH further enhanced its case status data by including severity of case by known vaccination status during the fourth wave. This information is being published to help residents to better understand the risk of severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death by vaccination status, and the benefits of full vaccination. Between July 11, 2021 and September 11, 2021, approximately 82.7 per cent of residents who needed hospitalization were not fully vaccinated, while 88.6 per cent of those in ICU did not receive two doses of the vaccine. This data will be updated once a week by 4 p.m. every Wednesday. The data is available on TPH’s Epidemiological Summary of Cases Dashboard
This weekend will also mark the last day of COVID-19 vaccine clinic operations at The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd. Clinic operations will conclude at The Hangar by end of business day on Saturday, September 18. Clinic operations will shift to Woodbine Mall 500 Rexdale Blvd., starting on Tuesday, September 21. This location is strategically positioned to provide access to COVID-19 and school immunization vaccination programs to several North Etobicoke neighbourhoods whose COVID-19 vaccination rates are below the City-wide average. The transition is part of the Team Toronto Mobile Strategy’s data-driven approach to 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.
“The Days of Vaxtion are helping us continue the steady progress to get people vaccinated. Millions of Toronto residents have already received their first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. And we’re focused on helping thousands more get vaccinated so we can reach our target of having 90 per cent of eligible residents vaccinated. The vaccines are safe and will protect you and your loved ones, so please get vaccinated during the Days of Vaxtion.”
– Mayor John Tory
“This weekend is our biggest effort yet in the campaign to bring vaccines directly to where people need them, with more than 90 clinics rolling out all across Toronto. We’re in the last mile of our vaccination campaign and the goal of fully vaccinating 90 per cent of eligible Torontonians is within reach. That’s why you’ll find Toronto Public Health and our Team Toronto partners out in your local mall, park, subway station, and school. Let’s keep working Toronto. We can do this.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“We’re kicking off this weekend with more vaccination opportunities for Torontonians to get vaccinated as quickly and conveniently in many locations across our city through #DaysofVaxtion. These pop-up vaccination clinics will help residents to get the best protection against COVID-19 and its variants, and help keep our city safe as we live with this virus. I encourage everyone who has not yet had the opportunity to get their COVID-19 vaccines to do so this weekend and help us move forward to end this pandemic.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health
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