Toronto is setting up pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the neighbourhoods hardest hit by COVID-19, and anyone 18 or over who lives there can get their shot.
It’s part of an effort to bring vaccines to the areas disproportionately affected by the virus to fight rising hospitalization and transmission rates.
“We’re doing everything we can to vaccinate vulnerable residents,” Mayor John Tory said. “We’re going to take vaccines to the neighbourhoods where essential workers live.”
Neither Tory nor medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa could say a specific date when the clinics would get started, saying that it’s a recently announced initiative and logistics still need to be sorted out.
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The pop-up clinics will visit 111 neighbourhoods identified by postal code in Ontario’s latest round of epidemiological modelling released this week.
Toronto’s city-run mass vaccination clinics are also extending eligibility to anyone 50 or older in hotspots starting on Friday, April 9.