Team Toronto will operate 19 COVID-19 vaccination clinics in shopping centres and community centres across Toronto this weekend, as part of the continuing shift to a hyper-local, equity-focused strategy to improve vaccination uptake in certain neighbourhoods and communities.
The City of Toronto’s latest Shop And Vax campaign, which began on Thursday, February 24 and continues through Sunday, February 27, will operate 19 clinics across the city, including at the following shopping centres:
In addition, many neighbourhood COVID-19 clinics are operating in various community centres around the city. Clinics are open for walk-ins and will offer first, second, third and paediatric doses. More information, including clinic locations and hours of operations, are available on the City’s COVID-19: Pop-up Immunization Clinics webpage.
Clinics featured in the four-day vaccination push were selected by Toronto Public Health as part of the hyper-local, equity-focused strategy to expand the number of mobile clinics and bring vaccines to communities where residents live, study, work and play. The strategy aims to remove barriers and bring vaccines to residents in areas and settings with low vaccination rates and to residents who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, with a focus on 30 neighbourhoods identified by an analysis of local, neighbourhood-level data.
This campaign builds on the three previous Shop And Vax initiatives since fall of 2021.
“Thank you to our Team Toronto partners, Shop And Vax location hosts and everyone involved in bringing these mobile clinics to life. Meeting Torontonians where they work, live, play and shop has shown to be effective. I urge those eligible who have yet to receive three doses to take advantage of the convenience of the mobile clinics this weekend to protect themselves and others.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Team Toronto is committed to doing everything we can to make vaccination as accessible as possible. That means bringing vaccine clinics directly to where people are. Building on the success of our Shop And Vax campaign last year, Torontonians will again be able to quickly and easily get vaccinated at participating malls and other community locations, helping to protect themselves and our city.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Board of Health
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