Today, Mayor John Tory announced a five-day pop-up vaccination clinic will be held at Union Station starting Monday as part of Team Toronto’s continuing effort to help residents get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The City has partnered with Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the TTC to hold the five-day mobile clinic at Union Station from Monday, September 13, to Friday, September 17. The clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, and in partnership with Toronto Public Library (TPL), the TTC and TPH, a pop-up TTC bus vaccination clinic will be held at Rexdale Library on Monday, September 13 from 2 to 6 p.m.
These clinics were chosen as part of the Team Toronto Mobile Strategy data-approach to continue to remove barriers and bring vaccines to residents in areas and settings that have low vaccination coverage, or who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, or both. Union Station is a setting with high foot traffic, and TPL’s Rexdale branch, in the Rexdale-Kipling neighbourhood is a community hub that is accessible to residents in that area. This weekend alone, 25 vaccination clinics are being held across the city, including on-site, pop-ups and mobile clinics.
View a full list of public clinics.
Data shows that unvaccinated individuals are seven times more likely to become infected with COVID-19. As COVID-19 continues to circulate in Toronto, vaccination is a key public health measure to reduce community spread. Receiving two doses of the vaccine provides residents with optimal protection against the Delta variant, severe illness and outcomes.
TPH continues to see an increase in vaccinations since the Province of Ontario announced a proof of vaccination system. Between August 31 and September 9, there was a 30 per cent increase in first dose vaccinations administered in the City of Toronto.
Community settings, organizations and workplaces are also encouraged to request a mobile vaccination clinic for their setting. Individuals can submit a request on behalf of their setting on Toronto Public Health’s website: COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated.
“We are doing everything we can to help residents get vaccinated. That’s why we’re working to bring mobile clinics to places where we know people are going to be so it’s easy and convenient to get either your first or your second dose. The Union Station vaccine clinic will be open all week to help people get vaccinated so they can have the best protection possible against COVID-19. The TTC bus vaccination clinic at the Rexdale Library on Monday afternoon is also meant to make getting vaccinated easy and accessible. Please get vaccinated. You’ll be helping us protect our progress and bring this pandemic to an end.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Additional mobile clinics this weekend means bringing vaccines to residents where they are and where they go. Making vaccination easy and accessible is one of the best ways to reach people who haven’t had the chance to get vaccinated, or haven’t yet taken the step toward vaccination. We’ll continue to offer as many clinics as we can in neighbourhoods where the need is greatest and traffic is highest so we can achieve our City-wide vaccination target of 90 per cent. With each clinic, we get closer to our goal and help make our city safer by protecting each other against the spread of COVID-19.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health
“Vaccines are our best protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, so we’re making sure that vaccines are available everywhere – at your front door, where you work and study, at the mall, in your subway station – everywhere. By using data, creating accessible options, and connecting directly with people in their own communities, we will keep building bridges for everyone to get protected.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“The TTC remains committed to supporting Toronto throughout the pandemic – whether it’s by getting our riders where they need to go, or by offering vaccine clinics in our stations and buses. We hope that Torontonians will continue to take advantage of these convenient opportunities for vaccination.”
– Councillor Jaye Robinson (Don Valley West), Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
“Getting as many people as possible vaccinated remains the best way out of this pandemic. We’re very proud to continue supporting these efforts with frequent clinics in our stations or vaccine buses where we know that hundreds of people have already received their first or second dose. I encourage everyone who still needs to be vaccinated to take advantage of one of these opportunities right on their commute. The TTC will continue to support the fight against COVID-19 however we can and continue to host as many of these clinics as possible.”
– Richard J Leary, TTC CEO
“We’re proud to be part of this effort bringing vaccines to people in spaces that feel familiar and are easily accessible. We’re looking forward to Monday’s clinic at our Rexdale branch, and strongly encourage community members who still need to be vaccinated to drop by.”
Vickery Bowles, Chief Librarian, Toronto Public Library
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