Today, Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners have now administered two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 80 per cent of eligible Torontonians age 12 and older. To reach this exciting milestone, over 4.7 million vaccine doses have been administered demonstrating the incredible efforts of the City’s health and community partners and Torontonians’ commitment to protect our city.
According to Toronto Public Health, 80.4 per cent of eligible Toronto residents have now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The latest data also shows that 85.6 per cent of eligible residents have received at least one dose.
Toronto Public Health (TPH), our healthcare partners, and community agencies continue to work hard to remove barriers to vaccination and bring vaccines to where people are. Through city-run immunization clinics and mobile vaccination clinics, we are making it as convenient and easy as possible for anyone who wants to get vaccinated to do so. We urge everyone to start their vaccination series, or get their second dose to complete it if they have not already done so. More information on how and where to vaccinated can be seen here
The COVID-19 vaccine remains the best protection against serious illness, hospitalization and death. And while vaccination progress continues, all people in the city are urged to continue to follow public health measures and take steps for self-protection including watching your distance, wearing your mask and staying home when sick.
While vaccination progress continues, all people in the city are urged to continue to follow public health measures, including staying home when sick, practising physical distancing and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible. Residents who exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 should get tested as soon as possible. Information on how to get tested is on the City’s COVID-19 Testing webpage
“Having more than 80 per cent of eligible residents vaccinated is a great step forward in our ongoing drive to get as many people as possible better protected against COVID-19. Thank you to every member of Team Toronto who is working non-stop to deliver vaccine doses. I also want to thank the millions of people who have stepped forward to do the right thing and get vaccinated. If you’re not vaccinated yet, please get vaccinated now to help protect yourself and all the progress we have made.”
– Mayor John Tory
“This is a tremendous milestone for a major city, making Toronto a world leader in vaccination rates. Thank you to every Torontonian who is helping to protect themselves, their loved ones, and our city by getting their shots. We’ve made great progress, and we’ll continue to work with communities and residents across our city to encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“This is an incredibly positive milestone in our city’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Thank you to everyone who has rolled up their sleeves and to our Team Toronto partners for the continued efforts to protect our community. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to get your vaccine as soon as you can and join the 80 per cent of Toronto residents who are enjoying the protection that being fully vaccinated provides and helping our city to end this pandemic.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of HealthToronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
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