Toronto Public Health (TPH) continues to provide more opportunities for residents to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at summer festivals this week, including at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival.
COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be available at the following events this week:
Bringing COVID-19 vaccines to social and cultural events is part of Team Toronto’s ongoing equity-focused, hyper-local mobile strategy, providing accessible and convenient vaccination opportunities to residents in places where they live, work and play.
These clinics are family-friendly and will provide first, second, third, fourth and paediatric COVID-19 doses to eligible residents. Clinics operate on a walk-in basis and no appointment or health card is required. Pfizer and Moderna will be available.
All eligible residents are encouraged to get their third and fourth doses as soon as possible. As with vaccinations for other diseases, people are protected best when their COVID-19 vaccinations are up to date. COVID-19 vaccinations have been scientifically proven to lower the risk of illness, hospitalization and death while protecting people, their loved ones and the community. Residents with three doses have had the lowest rates of hospitalization, ICU admissions and death over any other level of vaccination.
More information, including location and hours of operation, is available on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19: Pop-Up Immunization Clinics webpage.
“We have world-leading vaccination rates because we’ve never stopped working to help Toronto residents get the COVID-19 vaccine dose they need. I continue to encourage everyone who has yet to do so, to follow the public health advice and get their next eligible COVID-19 vaccine.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Team Toronto continues to make vaccines accessible and convenient for residents by bringing mobile clinics to special events and festivals. If you need your next eligible dose, you can conveniently do so while enjoying the great events our city has to offer this summer. Thank you to our partners and to everyone for doing your part to help protect yourself and your loved ones.”
– Councillor Joe Mihevc (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Board of Health
“The new COVID-19 variant BA.5 is very contagious, so we can’t let our guard down as we work through another wave of the pandemic. Hard as it may feel, we need to continue to battle through this and the best way to do that is to get the vaccine doses we’re eligible for, mask up in crowded settings, and stay home when sick. Let’s keep putting our health and the health of our community first.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health
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