Today, Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners have now administered at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 65 per cent of all Toronto adults age 18 or older. This milestone has been achieved a week earlier than the Province of Ontario’s end of the month target of reaching 65 per cent vaccine coverage.
Team Toronto has reached this goal thanks to a vaccination network that includes the City, Toronto Public Health, hospitals, pharmacies, Ontario Health Teams, Local Health Integration Networks, community clinics, primary care physicians and community groups – a network of more than 350 vaccination partners.
The City is working non-stop with its healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 1,986,966 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.
During the Long Weekend Dose Drive, the City-run vaccine clinics also crossed a milestone. More than 500,000 doses have been administered at the nine City-operated immunization clinics and Enhanced Mobile Operations.
As of yesterday evening, approximately 718,648 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic.
Anyone 12 or older is encouraged to book an appointment by clicking the blue “Book a Vaccine” button at www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or through phone by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. For more information about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, http://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination. A full list of eligible groups is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage: www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=vaccine-eligibility.
The Team Toronto effort is focused on getting as many residents vaccinated as quickly as possible based on available supply. It is also expanding mobile vaccination efforts across Toronto to bring vaccine to the neighbourhoods most in need.
Today, Team Toronto Mobile Sprint Strategy will vaccinate approximately 2,840 people at the following pop-up clinics:
The City and healthcare partners are operating a total of approximately 26 clinics today, including mobile teams, pop-up and on-site clinics, to vaccinate priority groups identified by the Province of Ontario’s priority framework.
City of Toronto immunization clinics
University Health Network
For more information, please visit www.uhn.ca.
Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
For more information, please visit www.tehn.ca.
Scarborough Health Network
Will vaccinate 2,100 people who are age 12 years and older, healthcare workers and individuals living in shelters.
Participating pharmacies in Toronto
The City, Toronto Public Health, hospitals and community healthcare centres are all working together to get Torontonians vaccinated as quickly as possible. Getting vaccinated protects individuals, their close contacts and the community.
To view a map and search for clinic locations across Toronto, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, please visit www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap.
“Thank you to everyone involved in the Team Toronto effort for getting us to the target of having 65 per cent of all eligible adults in our city vaccinated and getting us there early. Once again, Premier Ford has set a vaccination target and the people of Toronto have worked to meet that target well ahead of deadline. Our work to get even more residents vaccinated continues because we know that the faster we get everyone vaccinated, the faster this pandemic will be over. Thank you to all Toronto residents who have already stepped forward to get their shot. I encourage all residents to get vaccinated as soon as they can to protect themselves and their loved ones.”
– Mayor John Tory
“In mass immunization clinics and pop-up neighbourhood sites, in mobile clinics in long-term care and drive-thru locations, in visits to homebound seniors and dedicated clinics for people with disabilities, our Team Toronto immunization campaign continues to get the job done. Crossing the 65 per cent of Toronto adults with one dose milestone is a testament to the tireless work of our frontline healthcare, community, and city staff. It’s a significant milestone, but we’re not done yet. Success will be when every resident in every corner of our city has been vaccinated. That’s our task. That’s what we’re going to keep pushing towards.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Board of Health
“We have surpassed an incredible milestone as 65 per cent of adults over the age of 18 in Toronto have now received at least one vaccine dose. That is two out of every three adults in the city. That number speaks not only to Team Toronto’s impressive efforts to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, but also the commitment from the people of Toronto themselves. This level of vaccine coverage shows us that we have successfully engaged many people in the city to chart a clear path forward in our vaccination strategy. This is a positive sign of how well we are doing and how we continue to improve. Every vaccine dose successfully administered takes us one step closer to reopening our City safely.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
“I am pleased to see City of Toronto residents doing their part and getting vaccinated. Having reached 65 per cent moves us closer to the day when we can say we’ve beat COVID-19. The City’s Immunization Taskforce, along with our Team Toronto vaccine partners will continue to work tirelessly to administer as many COVID-19 vaccines as possible, as quickly as possible, so we can reach that goal.”
– Chief Matthew Pegg, General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management
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