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Toronto has administered more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses

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The City of Toronto announced today that along with its healthcare partners they have now administered more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines.

Toronto is the first health region in Ontario to achieve this vaccine milestone.

The City of Toronto is working with all local healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 612,284 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.

On April 2, the City expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability to individuals born in 1961 and earlier. Torontonians aged 60 or older can book vaccination appointments online or by phone for City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics and some health partner clinics.

The City is currently vaccinating residents born in 1961 and earlier at six of the City-operated mass immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena and The Hangar.

As of yesterday evening, approximately 142,345 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic, an increase of 61,754 people since the vaccine eligibility was expanded on Friday. There are appointments still available. 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 approximately 26 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 six clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena and The Hangar.
  • Will vaccinate up to approximately 8,100 people born in 1961 or earlier. Only those with confirmed appointments will be vaccinated. People without appointments should not attend a City’s immunization clinic.

Unity Health Toronto

  • Today, will hold two on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
  • Will vaccinate approximately 1,350 people who are priority hospital and community based healthcare workers, local pharmacy staff, local dentists and their staff, individuals 70 years and older, individuals living in congregate settings, members of the Indigenous community and shelter staff.

University Health Network

  • Today, will hold four on-site clinics.
  • Will vaccinate 2,056 people who are healthcare workers and students, individuals 70 years and older, patients, and long-term care staff and essential caregivers.

Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners

  • Today, will hold one-site clinic and deploy two mobile teams.
  • Will vaccinate 2,034 people who are healthcare workers, Indigenous adults, residents 60 years and older and 50 and older in priority neighbourhoods, faith leaders, individuals living in shelters or experiencing homelessness, and individuals with highest risk and high risk chronic conditions and their essential caregivers.

North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners

  • Today, will hold two on-site clinics.
  • Will vaccinate approximately 1,746 people who are healthcare workers, individuals living in shelters, and community members 70 years and older.

Scarborough Health Network

  • Today, will hold four on-site clinics.
  • Will vaccinate approximately 2,400 people who are healthcare workers and residents 60 years and older.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  • Today, will hold one on-site clinic and a mobile clinic.
  • Will vaccinate 1,000 people who are 70 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, healthcare workers, hospital staff and individuals with highest-risk and high-risk conditions.

CAMH

  • Today, will hold one on-site clinic.
  • Will vaccinate approximately 145 people who are hospital healthcare workers in priority risk groups, community members 70 years and older, Indigenous adults and faith leaders.

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.

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