The City of Toronto continues to work with all Team Toronto partners to make getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible. This weekend, there are low-barrier clinics happening across the city as the team works to increase first and second dose vaccine coverage and protect Toronto communities.
This Saturday and Sunday, the City is working with Team Toronto vaccination partners and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) to bring the hyper-local Home Stretch Vaccine Push to North York. The push brings pop-up clinics into neighbourhoods with lower vaccination coverage to connect with residents on the ground, in their communities, and help remove barriers to accessing vaccines. This weekend the team is hosting the #VaxTheNorth clinic in Mel Lastman Square in North York. The clinic will run all weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. with on-site food, entertainment, prizes and special visits from Toronto mascots Carlton the Bear and The Raptor. Walk-ins are welcome or people can make appointments through the North York Toronto Health Partners booking website.
Starting tomorrow, Saturday, July 24, all City-run clinics will be administering both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, as supply permits. As of Monday, first dose vaccinations at City-operated clinics will be by walk-in only. All nine City-run clinics are offering walk-in vaccinations for anyone age 12 and older needing a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Clinics are open to walk-ins age 12 and older every day from noon to 7 p.m.
Most City-run clinics have available appointments this weekend. People wishing to book a first or second dose appointment for this weekend can do so through the provincial booking system. Anyone taking advantage of the walk-in option to accelerate their second dose should cancel any existing second dose appointment, whether at a City-run or partner clinic.
Toronto Public Health is reporting 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto today. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 170,476 cases of COVID-19. There are 29 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,600 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 166,568 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard.
Toronto is now Step Three of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. As the city progresses through the provincial reopening framework, all people are reminded to continue following public health advice, including practising physical distancing and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible. All residents should review the City’s COVID-19: Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for what is permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
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