March 6, 2021
The City of Toronto is working with all our healthcare partners and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines.
To date, 197,155 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.
Today, a number of Toronto hospitals and community healthcare centres are vaccinating priority groups identified by the Province of Ontario’s priority framework for COVID-19 vaccination including residents aged 80 years and over. These clinics are only vaccinating those in the priority groups who have confirmed appointments.
The following healthcare partners are working to operate 15 clinics this weekend to vaccinate priority groups in their communities.
Unity Health Toronto
- Held two clinics on Friday, March 5
- Vaccinated 1,026 people who are priority hospital and community-based healthcare workers, as part of a pilot project – community members and select outpatients who are 80 years and older, individuals living in congregate settings, members of the Indigenous community and people living in shelters
- Today, will hold two clinics that will vaccinate approximately 1,000 people who are of the same groups as above
University Health Network
- Held three vaccination clinics and a mobile clinic on Friday, March 5
- Vaccinated 1,100 people who are hospital healthcare workers and patients and community members who are 80 years and older
- The mobile clinic vaccinated long-term care residents and staff, individuals who are 65 years and older living in congregate settings and people living in shelters
- Today, will hold one clinic to vaccinate hospital healthcare workers
Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
- Held two clinics, a primary care clinic and a mobile clinic on Friday, March 5
- Vaccinated 1,012 people who are healthcare workers, first responders from Toronto Paramedic Services and Toronto Fire Services, community members who are 80 years and older, individuals living in congregate settings, and people living in shelters
- Today, will hold one clinic, deploy mobile teams and a team to a primary care setting that will vaccinate approximately 837 people from similar priority groups
- Tomorrow, will hold one clinic and deploy mobile teams that will vaccinate approximately 497 people
Humber River Hospital
- Held a clinic and deployed a vaccination team to a congregate setting on Friday, March 5
- At the clinic, vaccinated 514 people who are healthcare workers, long-term care staff and caregivers, and community members who are 80 years and older; and 84 vaccines were administer to people in a congregate setting
- Today, will hold one clinic and approximately 748 people will be vaccinated
- Tomorrow, will hold one clinic and approximately 646 people will be vaccinated
North York General Hospital
- Held three clinics on Friday, March 5
- Vaccinated 261 people including healthcare workers, people living in shelters or experiencing homelessness, those who are bed-bound and hospital inpatients who are 80 years and older
- Today and tomorrow, North York General Hospital and North York Toronto Health Partners will hold one clinic and approximately 700 healthcare workers will be vaccinated
Scarborough Health Network
- Held one clinic and provided vaccines on-site at one homeless shelter and two long-term care homes on Friday, March 5
- Vaccinated approximately 1,000 people on the Province of Ontario COVID-19 vaccine eligibility list
- Today, will hold one clinic and approximately 850 people will be vaccinated
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- Held one clinic on Friday, March 5 and vaccinated 540 people who are community residents aged 80 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, and community healthcare workers
- Together with the North Toronto Ontario Health Team partners, this past week mobile vaccination teams visited three high-priority congregate care sites and administered on-site vaccinations to 170 residents
- This weekend, will hold one clinic to continue to serve people on the priority list
As vaccine supply for the general population becomes widely available from the Government of Canada and the Ontario Government, more than 350 clinics, including pharmacies and mobile clinics across Toronto, will vaccinate people based on the priority framework established by the Province.
The City of Toronto, 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.
As Toronto awaits the rollout of mass immunization, to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community, protect the healthcare system and save lives, the City continues to urge all residents to stay home as much as possible. Please review the City’s simple “Dos” and “Don’ts” guide for recommended and mandatory public health measures: toronto.ca/lockdownguide. The guide communicates some of what is and what is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
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