Today, Mayor John Tory announced the launch of #VaxInTheSix to highlight COVID-19 vaccine clinics operating at six TTC subway stations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Thursday, October 21 through to Saturday, October 23.
#VaxInTheSix is a Team Toronto partnership including Toronto Public Health (TPH), the TTC, Humber River Hospital, Michael Garron Hospital and East Toronto Health Partners, and the City of Toronto, which will offer first and second doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at clinics in Bathurst, Finch West, Islington, Kennedy, St. Clair West and Union stations. This is the greatest number of clinics operating at TTC stations at one time during the City’s vaccination campaign.
No appointments are required at these clinics, which have been selected by TPH as part of the Team Toronto Mobile Strategy data approach aimed to continue removing barriers and bringing vaccines to residents in areas and settings with low vaccination rates and to residents who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19.
Currently, 82.8 per cent of eligible Toronto residents are now fully vaccinated and 87 per cent have received at least their first dose.
Progress continues to be made on achieving Team Toronto’s goal of having 90 per cent of people in Toronto fully vaccinated. This past weekend, more than 1,400 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered through Shop And Vax 2.0, held at 24 clinics across the city in malls, local shopping centres and pharmacies.
Almost 200,000 people have been fully vaccinated in the last two months. On August 15, 409,000 people needed to be vaccinated to reach the goal of having 90 per cent of eligible people in Toronto fully vaccinated and 194,000 of people in that group already had one dose. Now 215,000 people need to get two doses of vaccine to reach the 90 per cent goal and 123,000 people already have one dose.
Information on #VaxInTheSix vaccine clinics can be found online here
A full list of vaccination clinic locations operating in the city this week is listed online here
“#VaxInTheSix is a good example of how we’re all working together to help residents get vaccinated. The TTC, along with Toronto Public Health, Humber River Hospital, and Michael Garron Hospital have come together to organize vaccine clinics at six subway stations, where people travelling to and from work, or on errands, can get their first or second dose conveniently and with the support of experienced health professionals. If you’re not vaccinated yet, please get vaccinated to protect yourself and to protect the progress we have made reopening our city.”
– Mayor John Tory
“To reach our goal of 90 per cent of Torontonians fully vaccinated, we need to make vaccines as accessible as possible. By partnering with the TTC and our Team Toronto partners to hold pop-up clinics in subway stations across the city, we’re making sure that it’s never been easier to get your shots. By stepping up and getting their first or second dose, Torontonians are doing their part to protect themselves and our city.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Board of Health
“By working together, the City and the TTC are finding creative and effective ways to encourage Toronto residents to get vaccinated. #VaxInTheSix provides Torontonians with convenient opportunities for immunization while they travel on the TTC network.”
– Councillor Jaye Robinson, (Don Valley West), Chair of the TTC
“#VaxInTheSix is another great example of our community coming together to protect each other and our city against COVID-19. Thank you to our Team Toronto partners for bringing the vaccines to every part of our city and to residents who continue to do their part by rolling up their sleeves and getting vaccinated. Your actions are making a difference in reducing virus spread in our city and towards helping to end this pandemic.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
“Throughout the pandemic, the TTC has been there for the people of Toronto, getting them where they need to go safely and efficiently. We’re proud to be able to continue to support the City during the recovery period by offering our facilities as locations for pop-up vaccination clinics. We know this is how we can put the pandemic behind us and get back to normal.”
– Rick Leary, CEO, TTC
“Humber River Hospital is pleased to be a partner with the TTC and Toronto Public Health to support #VaxInTheSix! Providing access to vaccine at TTC stations has been a highly effective and hyperlocal way to reach people across the city. We are proud to be working together to protect our community by providing low-barrier access to vaccines.”
– Barb Collins, President and CEO, Humber River Hospital
“Michael Garron Hospital and East Toronto Health Partners are thrilled to work with TTC and Toronto Public Health to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to local residents at subway stations that are accessible and familiar to them. We’ve seen the success and impact of a hyperlocal immunization strategy that breaks down barriers to vaccines and look forward to continuing this work so we can protect as many people as possible from COVID-19.”
– Phillip Anthony, Manager, East Toronto Vaccination Strategy at Michael Garron Hospital
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