Today, Mayor John Tory announced #DaysofVaxtion — a city-wide series of pop-up vaccination clinics starting Thursday and running through this weekend The campaign is part of Team Toronto’s continued efforts to help residents get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible, if they have not already done so.
The City of Toronto has partnered with Toronto Public Health (TPH), the TTC, Black Creek Humber Summit, Humber River Hospital, Michael Garron Hospital, North York General Hospital, Sherbourne Health, Unity Health and other community partners to hold a number of mobile clinics to support a low-barrier access for residents to get their first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose, including:
In partnership with the Scarborough Health Team, residents can also visit the following mobile clinics on September 18 to receive their COVID-19 vaccine:
The clinics were selected 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. They were also chosen to facilitate easy access in locations that part of Torontonian’s everyday lives.
This week alone, 58 vaccination clinics have been held across the city so far, including on-site, pop-ups and mobile clinics.
A full list of public clinics can be found here
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.
There continues to be an increase in vaccinations since the Province of Ontario announced a proof of vaccination system and return to work policies have been implemented. Between August 31 and September 9, there was a 25 per cent increase in first doses of vaccines administered in 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
“The #DaysofVaxtion are another major push to help Toronto residents get vaccinated. I’m confident these days will build on our success getting people vaccinated and better protected against COVID-19. I am so proud of all our Team Toronto partners who are working together to create this mega-event of micro clinics – smaller pop-up clinics located where we know people can easily access them. I encourage anyone who hasn’t received their first or second dose to get vaccinated in the next few days. Please don’t wait any longer to protect yourself, protect your loved ones and protect the progress we have made as a city fighting this pandemic.”
– Mayor John Tory
“We’re in the last mile of our vaccination campaign and the goal of fully vaccinating 90 per cent of eligible Torontonians is within reach. Our data-driven approach tells us where we need to go and who we need to reach. That’s why Toronto Public Health and our Team Toronto partners are bringing pop-up mobile vaccine clinics directly to where people are — your school, mall, park, and subway station. It’s easier than ever to get protected with your first and second dose of vaccine during #DaysofVaxtion.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“I’m pleased to offer more vaccination opportunities for residents across our city to get vaccinated as quickly and conveniently as possible, and to bring vaccine to those who need it most. Getting fully vaccinated is the best way we can protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our entire community. It will also help us safely enjoy all of the things we want to do and is the way forward out of this pandemic.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health
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