The vaccination clinics are part of the Team Toronto effort to support the province and school boards reopening schools to in-class learning as planned on January 17.
Mayor John Tory helped open the clinic at Woodbine Mall this morning and thanked staff as well as education workers who were attending the clinic in order to get their first, second or third COVID-19 vaccine dose. The City-run clinic at the Scarborough Town Centre is also providing dedicated vaccination appointments for education workers today. These clinics are two of the many vaccination and school-based clinics dedicated to education workers and students.
Two additional City-run clinics will offer COVID-19 vaccines to education workers next Sunday, January 16. School staff are being notified and booked by school boards through their appointment booking system.
The Mayor was joined by Board of Health Chair Joe Cressy (Councillor, Ward 10 Trinity-Spadina) and Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa.
“I want to thank all education workers who are rolling up their sleeves today, as well as our Team Toronto partners and clinic staff for their continued effort to help education workers and kids get vaccinated as soon as possible. We are ramping up school vaccination efforts so that the province and the school boards can reopen in-class learning as planned on January 17. Today’s City-run clinics are just two of the many clinics being held by Team Toronto to help support a safe return to in-person learning as soon as possible.”– Mayor John Tory
More than 1,000,000 eligible Toronto residents have now received their third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. According to the latest numbers from January 10, 89.5 per cent of residents 12 and older have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.7 per cent of residents 12 and older have two doses. More than 46 per cent of kids aged five to 11 now have their first dose; seven per cent have two doses.
Since December 2020, more than six million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered by Team Toronto as the progress to help residents of all ages get vaccinated continues.
Some vaccination appointments for all eligible residents 12 or older remain available today and tomorrow, particularly at the City-run clinic at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Those appointments can be booked through the provincial booking system.