Toronto partners with Vaccine Hunters Canada to help people snag appointments

Apr 28 2021, 6:43 am

The City of Toronto has teamed up with Vaccine Hunters Canada in an effort to help residents find next-day appointments at city vaccination clinics.

According to the city, they will give information with clinic appointment availability to Vaccine Hunters Canada at the end of each day.

We are honoured to be joining the City of Toronto’s efforts to get the city vaccinated. This is a new phase for us and our team,” said VHC in a quote tweet to Councillor Joe Cressy who shared the news.

“We are excited to increase our efforts to collaborate with public health units across the country! Thank you to everyone lending a hand #TeamToronto.”

At the moment, the Toronto Congress Centre and Cloverdale Mall are the only two clinics that have a few appointments available, however, more appointments will open next week at all nine city-run clinics.

“Our Team Toronto vaccination efforts involve the City and Toronto Public Health, hospitals, community healthcare partners, community organizations, pharmacies and doctors,” said Mayor John Tory in a press release.

“This is a huge, all-hands-on-deck effort and Vaccine Hunters Canada have stepped up to help people get vaccinated and navigate the different registration systems. We are excited to work with Vaccine Hunters to help get more people vaccinated.”

As of Tuesday, anyone above the age of 45 living in one of the 53 postal codes in Toronto that are categorized as a high-risk hotspot is eligible to book an appointment at one of the City-operated clinics.

They have been added to the current Phase 2 eligibility criteria, including those who are 60 years of age or older, Pregnant women, Teachers who work in hotspot areas, Teachers who live in hotspot areas and Childcare workers in licensed childcare settings as of April 29.

According to the city, there are no walk-in or standby appointments available at City-run clinics.

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