Team Toronto has now administered more than 900,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses

The City of Toronto and its vaccination partners have now administered more than 900,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Toronto is the first local health region in Canada to deliver more than 900,000 vaccine doses. The City is working with its healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Heath to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines.
To date, 907,070 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.

The Team Toronto effort is focused on getting as many residents vaccinated as quickly as possible based on available supply.

People born in 1961 or earlier, and age 50 or older who live in hot spot neighbourhoods as identified by postal code, can book vaccination appointments online or by phone at City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics. Information on how people from the various eligibility categories can register for vaccination appointments at City-run and/or partner clinics 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 City, Toronto Pubic Health and healthcare partners continue to work closely on expanding mobile vaccination efforts across Toronto to bring vaccine to the neighbourhoods most in need.

This past Saturday, a team comprised of community ambassadors, volunteers and clinical teams from across the city, formed a pop-up clinic on the basketball courts at 15 Tobermory Drive and vaccinated 1,352 residents in the M3N postal code area. The team included:
• Black Creek Community Health Center
• Parkdale Queen West Community Health Center
• East Toronto Health Partners
• Mid-West Ontario Health Team
• Humber River Hospital
• Sinai Health System
• University Health Network
• Women’s College Hospital
• Global Medic weekend

Mobile teams continued efforts at 15 Tobermory Drive on Sunday. Clinics in Parkway Forest led by the North York Toronto Health Partners and in Crescent Town led by East Toronto Health Partners also took place over the weekend.

As of yesterday evening, approximately 298,362 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic. A small number of appointments are available for the next two weeks. Eligible residents are encouraged to book an appointment through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 with the added option of booking by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488. For more information about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination.

The City and healthcare partners are working to operate a total of approximately 18 clinics today, including mobile teams and on-site clinics, to vaccinate priority groups identified by the Province of Ontario’s priority framework. These clinics are only vaccinating those in the priority groups who have confirmed appointments.

City of Toronto immunization clinics
• Today, will hold nine City-operated immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena, The Hangar, Cloverdale Mall, North Toronto Memorial Community Centre and Carmine Stefano Community Centre.
• Will vaccinate up to approximately 8,046 people born in 1961 or earlier and people age 50 or older who live in hot spot neighbourhoods as identified by postal code. People without appointments should not attend a City-run immunization clinic.

University Health Network
• Today, will hold two mobile clinics.
• Will vaccinate 2,365 people who are homebound patients, and people age 18 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
For more information, please visit www.uhn.ca.

Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
• Today, will deploy one mobile team.
• Will vaccinate 60 individuals living in high-risk congregate settings.

Humber River Hospital and North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team
• Today, will hold one on-site clinic.
• Will vaccinate 1,000 people who are healthcare workers, individuals eligible under Phase 2, and residents age 40 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
For more information, please visit www.hrh.ca.

North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners
• Today, will hold one mobile clinic.
• Will vaccinate approximately 750 people in hot spot neighbourhoods.
For more information, please visit www.nygh.on.ca.

Scarborough Health Network
• Today, will hold three on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
• Will vaccinate approximately 1,000 people who are healthcare workers, residents 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods, and individuals living in congregate settings.
For more information, please visit www.shn.ca.

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. As vaccine supply for the general population becomes widely available from the Government of Canada and the Province, more than 350 clinics, including pharmacies and mobile clinics across Toronto, will vaccinate people following the priority framework established by the Province.

To view a map and search for clinic locations across Toronto, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, please visit www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap.

In order 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 COVID-19: Guide for Residents for recommended and mandatory public health measures at www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents/. The guide communicates some of what is and what is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.

SOURCE  City of Toronto

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