TORONTO, ON, September 11, 2021 – Today, Mayor John Tory announced a five-day pop-up vaccination clinic will be held at Union Station starting Monday as part of Team Toronto’s continuing effort to help residents get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The City has partnered with Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the TTC to hold the five-day mobile clinic at Union Station from Monday, September 13, to Friday, September 17. The clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, and in partnership with Toronto Public Library (TPL), the TTC and TPH, a pop-up TTC bus vaccination clinic will be held at Rexdale Library on Monday, September 13 from 2 to 6 p.m.
This announcement follows yesterday’s announcement of a pop-up vaccine clinic for first and second doses opening this weekend (September 11 and 12) at Sheppard West Station from 8 am to 8 pm.
“We are doing everything we can to help residents get vaccinated. That’s why we’re working to bring mobile clinics to places where we know people are going to be so it’s easy and convenient to get either your first or your second dose. The Union Station vaccine clinic will be open all week to help people get vaccinated so they can have the best protection possible against COVID-19. The TTC bus vaccination clinic at the Rexdale Library on Monday afternoon is also meant to make getting vaccinated easy and accessible. Please get vaccinated. You’ll be helping us protect our progress and bring this pandemic to an end.”– Mayor John Tory
These clinics were chosen as part of the Team Toronto Mobile Strategy data-approach to continue to remove barriers and bring vaccines to residents in areas and settings that have low vaccination coverage, or who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, or both. Union Station is a setting with high foot traffic, and TPL’s Rexdale branch, in the Rexdale-Kipling neighbourhood is a community hub that is accessible to residents in that area. This weekend alone, 25 vaccination clinics are being held across the city, including on-site, pop-ups and mobile clinics.
View a full list of public clinics .
Data shows that unvaccinated individuals are seven times more likely to become infected with COVID-19. As COVID-19 continues to circulate in Toronto, vaccination is a key public health measure to reduce community spread. Receiving two doses of the vaccine provides residents with optimal protection against the Delta variant, severe illness and outcomes.
TPH continues to see an increase in vaccinations since the Province of Ontario announced a proof of vaccination system. Between August 31 and September 9, there was a 30 per cent increase in first dose vaccinations administered in the City of Toronto.
Community settings, organizations and workplaces are also encouraged to request a mobile vaccination clinic for their setting. Individuals can submit a request on behalf of their setting on Toronto Public Health’s website: COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated.
SOURCE City of Toronto