Today, Mayor John Tory announced that Team Toronto’s vaccination efforts have reached another milestone, administering more than 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Mayor Tory made the announcement with Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa during a visit to the City of Toronto’s newest COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Metro Hall (214 Wellington Street W.).
As of April 28, more than 89.5 per cent of residents age five and older have received the first dose, while 86.1 per cent have gotten two doses, and more than 65.7 per cent of eligible residents have also received a third dose. Vaccination coverage data is updated every Friday on the City’s COVID 19: Vaccine Data webpage.
Toronto Public Health continues to work hard with Team Toronto partners to bring needed doses to residents so they can stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Toronto is the first major Canadian city to administer more than 7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents can get vaccinated by appointment or walk-in at the five City immunization clinics, more than 525 local pharmacies that are offering the COVID-19 vaccine, Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, select primary care offices and other Team Toronto health care partner clinics. More information, including where to get vaccinated and hours of operation, is available on the City’s COVID-19: Where to Get Vaccinated webpage.
TPH continues to encourage residents to get vaccinated, if they have not already done so. Staying up-to-date with vaccine doses will reduce the risk of getting, spreading, and becoming seriously sick with COVID-19, potentially leading to hospitalization, intubation and death. More information about COVID-19 vaccines is available on the City’s COVID-19: Vaccines webpage.
“This is a huge milestone for our Team Toronto vaccination efforts. More than 7 million first, second, third, and fourth vaccine doses have now been delivered to residents across our city. Thank you to the millions of residents who have stepped forward to get vaccinated and those who will get vaccinated in the days and weeks ahead. Thank you as well to every member of Team Toronto working on this world-leading vaccination effort to make sure our residents have the best protection possible against COVID-19. This collective effort is helping make sure that Toronto comes back stronger than ever from this pandemic.”
– Mayor John Tory
“This is an incredible milestone in our vaccination campaign thanks to all of the efforts of our Team Toronto partners who continue to work hard to make it as convenient as possible for residents to receive their next eligible vaccine dose and layer of protection against this virus. I would also like to extend sincere thanks to Torontonians who continue to step up to get vaccinated to protect our community, and for also making sure you stay up-to-date with your vaccinations. Your actions are helping to keep our city and its residents safe against the serious outcomes linked to this virus.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
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