News Release
August 4, 2021

The City of Toronto continues to work with all Team Toronto partners to make getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible. Low-barrier, hyper-local clinics continue to take place across the city as the team works to increase first and second dose vaccine coverage and protect Toronto communities with low vaccination rates.

Team Toronto’s Home Stretch Vaccine Push had another successful weekend with more than 1,000 vaccine doses administered this past Saturday and Sunday across nine pop-up clinics in the Taylor-Massey neighbourhood. Twenty-seven per cent of doses administered were first doses – making critical vaccine progress in the community. With the Taylor-Massey neighbourhood experiencing some of the lowest vaccinations rates in the city, this latest Home Stretch Vaccine Push led by the City and Michael Garron Hospital, alongside East Toronto Health Partners and numerous local community agencies, focused its efforts on increasing vaccine uptake and removing all remaining barriers to vaccine access in the east-end neighbourhood by setting up hyper-local pop-up clinics in the most convenient and highly frequented locations.

Getting both doses of COVID-19 vaccine is the best defense against the virus, including the Delta variant, and it has never been easier to get vaccinated. While pop-up clinics come to high-priority areas with low vaccination rates, the nine City-operated immunization clinics continue to offer first- and second-dose walk-in vaccinations to anyone age 12 and older from noon to 7 p.m. every day.

Toronto Public Health is reporting 58 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto today. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 170,964 cases of COVID-19. There are 27 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,609 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 166,903 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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