The City of Toronto continues to work with all Team Toronto partners to make getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible.
To date, more than 80 per cent of Toronto adults have received their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine and almost 70 per cent are fully vaccinated.
The Home Stretch Vaccine Push to get people vaccinated 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. Over the weekend, the #VaxTheNorth clinic in Mel Lastman Square, part of the City and Team Toronto’s Home Stretch Vaccine Push, successfully administered 3,106 vaccine doses. This includes 674 first doses – approximately 22 per cent, which is higher than the current first dose average at City-run clinics. Forty per cent of those vaccinated were between the ages of 25 and 44, a key group that this clinic was working to reach.
Currently, all City-run clinics administer both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, as supply permits. Starting today, first dose vaccinations at City-operated clinics are 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 every day from noon to 7 p.m. For more details, please visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page.
There are more than 44,000 appointments available at City-run clinics this week. People wishing to book a first or second dose appointment can do so through the provincial booking system: covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/. 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 134 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto during the last three days. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 170,599 cases of COVID-19. There are 26 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,601 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 166,632 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: Read the Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for what is permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
“We continue to make progress getting people vaccinated. More than 80% of Toronto adults have now had at least their first COVID-19 vaccine and we are very close to 70% of adults in the city being fully vaccinated. Thank you to Team Toronto for continuing to help residents get all the information they need to get vaccinated and have access to both their first and second shots. The vaccine will keep you and your loved ones safe and help us all bring this pandemic to an end. I continue to encourage all residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”
– Mayor John Tory
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