Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic to open at Canada's Wonderland

Feb 16 2021, 5:13 pm

A drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set to open at Canada’s Wonderland.

According to Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s Medical Officer of Health, details are currently being finalized for two drive-through vaccination clinics; one at Canada’s Wonderland in the City of Vaughan and one at the Markham Fairgrounds in the City of Markham.

There are also five “static” vaccination clinic locations being finalized in the Town of Newmarket, Town of Georgina, City of Richmond Hill, City of Markham and the City of Vaughan.

“Sites are being chosen based on accessibility criteria, population distribution and vulnerability,” Kurji said in a statement.

“Vaccination clinic sites are subject to change based on capacity and operational needs; additional sites may be added or may replace a pre-identified site.”

He noted that York Region is planning for multiple fixed COVID-19 vaccination clinic sites, drive-through sites, and mobile clinics in combination with an outreach program for areas disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.

It’s important to add that the supply of COVID-19 vaccines is not arriving all at once, so distribution is happening in stages, which will affect the opening of sites.

The City of Toronto is also preparing nine city-run clinics, including; Toronto Congress Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, The Hangar in North York, Scarborough Town Centre, The Cloverdale Mall, Mitchell Field Community Centre, North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, and the Carmine Stefano Community Centre.

The sites will be ready to open in early April, as originally planned with the provincial government. However, they might be able to operate soon if given the green light.

No specific date has been announced due to the delays of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

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