Today, Mayor John Tory visited the Sherway Gardens mall immunization clinic, one of the five vaccination clinics being held in malls across the city this weekend as part of the #ShopAndVax vaccination campaign.
The Mayor toured the Sherway Gardens clinic in Etobicoke, encouraged residents to get vaccinated, and thanked those who have already rolled up their sleeves.
As part of this initiative, the City of Toronto has partnered with Toronto Public Health (TPH), University Health Network, Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd. and Oxford Properties Group. The campaign is part of Team Toronto’s continued efforts to make COVID-19 vaccines as accessible as possible and to bring vaccines to where residents live, work and play.
The following clinics are being held today between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. and offer first and second COVID-19 vaccines doses:
These clinics were selected as part of the Team Toronto Mobile Strategy data approach to continue 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. 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 here
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.
“It’s encouraging to see residents visiting the clinic today and getting vaccinated. I want to thank Cadillac Fairview and Oxford Properties for supporting the #ShopAndVax campaign, and everyone who has visited or will visit any of the vaccination clinics this weekend to get their first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Since Day One, our immunization campaign has been focussed on making vaccines as accessible as possible. We’ve brought mobile and pop-up clinics into parks, apartment buildings, TTC stations, and now malls, so that Torontonians can quickly and easily get their shots while running errands in their own communities. Today’s ShopandVax clinics are one more step in our commitment to bringing vaccines to everyone, everywhere.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“Thank you to all residents who are rolling up their sleeves and to our Team Toronto partners who continue to work tirelessly to protect our city. There are still many opportunities to get your vaccine and I encourage everyone to get both doses of vaccine as soon as possible, if you haven’t already, so we can help end this pandemic.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health
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