Today, Mayor John Tory, along with Board of Health Chair Joe Cressy (Councillor, Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina), visited the Olive Square Park immunization clinic, one of the 92 vaccination clinics being held as part of Days of Vaxtion.
The Mayor thanked all members of Team Toronto working on the Days of Vaxtion vaccination effort and residents who were attending the Olive Square Park clinic to get either their first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose.
The City of Toronto has partnered with Toronto Public Health (TPH), 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 over a four-day period (September 15-19). Days of Vaxtion aims to continue removing barriers and bring vaccines to residents in settings where they usually go, such as subway stations, schools, grocery stores, recreational facilities and malls. Since Thursday, when the City launched Days of Vaxction, 1,839 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.
This weekend clinics include:
• Olive Square Park – 5575 Yonge St., September 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Mel Lastman Square – 5100 Yonge St., September 18, 1 to 3 p.m.
• Sheppard Avenue and Yonge Street (northeast corner), September 18, 4 to 6 p.m.
• Finch Public School – 277 Finch Ave E, Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, from 12 to 4 p.m. each day
• Hollywood Public School – 360 Hollywood Ave., September 18 and Sunday, September 19, from 12 to 4 p.m. each day
• Parkdale Collegiate Institute – 209 Jameson Ave., September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
• Trinity Bellwoods Park – 790 Queen St W., Saturday, September 18, 1 to 6 p.m.
• Islington Station – 1226 Islington Ave., Saturday, September 18, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Sheppard West Station – 1035 Sheppard Ave W., Saturday, September 18, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Warden Station – 705 Warden Ave., Thursday, Saturday, September 18, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Kensington Market – TTC bus at 25 Bellevue Ave., September 19, 11 a.m.to 6 p.m.
• Jane and Finch Mall “Corner Commons” – 1911 Finch Ave. W. (parking lot), September 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Wellesley Community Centre clinic – this is a standing clinic – Saturdays (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at WCC, 495 Sherbourne St.
• Vaccine and Testing Clinic, Black Creek Community Health Centre, Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave., Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In partnership with the Scarborough Health Team, residents can also visit the following mobile clinics on September 18 to receive their COVID-19 vaccine:
• SCHC – The Hub – 2660 Eglinton Ave. E., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• TAIBU Community Health Centre, 27 Tapscott Rd. #1, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Centennial College – Progress Campus, 941 Progress Ave., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Birchmount Hospital, 3030 Birchmount Rd, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Golden Mile Mall, 1880 Eglinton Ave. E., 12 to 6 p.m.
• Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave., 12 to 6 p.m.
• Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd., 12 to 6 p.m.
• Cederbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave. E., 12 to 6 p.m.
The clinics 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 part of Torontonian’s everyday lives.
A full list of public clinics can be found at: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Toronto.
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.
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 everyone working in our Days of Vaxtion clinics across the city this weekend. We are seeing steady progress from these 92 clinics. Over the first two days alone, 1,839 people were vaccinated. If you haven’t received your first or second dose yet, please visit any of the Days of Vaxtion clinics today or tomorrow and get vaccinated.”
– Mayor John Tory
“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 mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics from Toronto Public Health and our Team Toronto partners out in your local mall, park, subway station, and school this weekend as we make our biggest push yet – more than 90 clinics in all.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“Let’s keep building on our city’s progress Toronto! There are still many opportunities to get vaccinated and the best protection against COVID-19 during the Days of Vaxtion this weekend. I encourage everyone to get both doses of vaccine as soon as possible, if you haven’t already. The more Torontonians who are vaccinated, the better protection we have for our city against COVID-19 and its more transmissible variants, and this will help us all get back to all of the activities we love as safely as possible as we continue living with this virus.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health
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