Toronto Milestone, 400,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Date
- TDS News
- Breaking News
- March 24, 2021
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TDS News – Amidst the rise in COVID-19 cases in Ontario, the City of Toronto is working with all healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 403,902 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.
Toronto is currently vaccinating residents born in 1946 and earlier at three of the City-operated mass immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre and Scarborough Town Centre. Today, the City of Toronto and East Toronto Health Partners will open a mass immunization clinic at the Thorncliffe Park Community Hub for eligible seniors with confirmed appointments. On March 29, City-operated clinics at Malvern Community Recreation Centre and Mitchell Field Community Centre will open, followed by The Hangar location on April 5.
As of yesterday evening, 48,159 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic. Toronto and their healthcare partners are working to operate approximately 28 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.
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.