Torontonians over 70 can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments this weekend

Mar 26 2021, 10:28 am

Toronto will allow residents aged 70 and older to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at City-run clinics starting this weekend.

At a press briefing on Friday, Mayor John Tory announced that the eligible age limit at the city’s mass immunization clinics has been lowered by five years.

As of 8 am on March 27, residents who were born in 1951 or earlier can book a vaccination appointment at any of the city-run clinics.

“We are in a marathon race between the virus and vaccines. It is one that the vaccines must win,” Tory said. And key to that is your willingness to sign up now to get vaccinated.”

“The sooner we are all vaccinated, the sooner this pandemic will be over.”

Eligible seniors can register to book a vaccination appointment online, or via the Provincial Vaccine Information Line by calling 1-888-999-6488.

Three of Toronto’s 10 planned mass immunization sites have been opened to date.

The clinics at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, and Scarborough Town Centre opened on March 17.

On Monday, the clinics at Malvern Community Recreation Centre and Mitchell Field Arena will open.

“We are at a crucial time in our city’s fight against this virus,” Tory said. “So many people have sacrificed so much over the past year.”

“Please get vaccinated.”

To date, Ontario has seen 338,239 COVID-19 cases and 7,292 virus-related deaths.

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