February 11, 2022, More than 2.5 million Toronto residents have now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Team Toronto has hit another milestone in its vaccination efforts, with more than 2.5 million Toronto residents having now received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
As of today, 91 per cent of eligible Torontonians age 12 or older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with 88 per cent having received two doses. Team Toronto has also now administered third “booster” doses to 61.9 per cent of eligible residents.
All told, Team Toronto and partners have administered over 6.6 million doses of vaccine in an all-out effort to protect Torontonians from COVID-19 and its variants. The team now continues remove barriers to vaccination and provide opportunities for residents to get their first, second or third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with a focus on neighbourhoods with lower vaccine uptake.
Kicking off the new Vax The East campaign, running from February 12 to 21, Team Toronto will hold two family-friendly COVID-19 vaccination clinics this Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Rd.) in Flemingdon Park and the Thorncliffe Park Community Hub in the East York Town Centre (45 Overlea Blvd.). These low-barrier clinics will offer first, second, third and kids’ (paediatric) doses to all eligible residents and be a safe space for the whole family to get vaccinated close to home.
Children age five to 11 will be awarded a “certificate of bravery” and be able to enjoy kid-friendly entertainment and activities. Clinics will also have giveaways throughout the weekend.
Walk-ins are welcome at both clinics and health cards are not required to be vaccinated. Pfizer and Moderna will be offered, and physicians and nurses will be on-site to answer vaccine-related questions.
Appointments are available in the provincial booking system – https://covid-19.ontario.ca/bo
Next week, Vax the East: Scarborough will also roll out mobile vaccination clinics in schools across Scarborough starting on Valentine’s Day. The eight-day effort ending on Family Day will see five to six Scarborough schools visited by mobile teams each day, with vaccines available for eligible students, staff, parents and the wider community. More information on the clinics is available at www.scarbvaccine.ca.
TPH continues to urge all residents to get their first, second and third dose, if eligible, and if they have not already done so. COVID-19 vaccines have been scientifically proven to lower the risk of illness, hospitalization and death while protecting oneself, loved ones, and the community. Recent TPH data shows that residents with three doses had the lowest rates of hospitalization, ICU and death over any other level of vaccination.
More information about vaccination options across the city is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage: www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/c
“Team Toronto continues to have success helping residents get vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 2.5 million residents now have at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine thanks to this non-stop effort. Thank you to the residents of all ages who are continuing to step forward to get vaccinated so that we can bring this pandemic to an end. This weekend, our Vax The East clinics are working to help even more people receive their first, second or third dose. Thank you to all our Team Toronto partners for the work they are doing this weekend and all their efforts over the last year that have ensured the delivery of more than 6.6 million vaccine doses to residents.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Every single day for more than a year, Team Toronto has worked tirelessly to administer vaccinations and keep us all safe. It is a remarkable accomplishment to have reached more than 2.5 million Torontonians with two doses, and have administered more than 6.6 million doses in total. With Vax The East happening this weekend, the work continues with our hyper-local strategy to ensure that vaccines are accessible for everyone, in every part of our city.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“Thank you to my colleagues at Toronto Public Health and all our Team Toronto partners who have made this vaccination milestone possible. We continue to prioritize hyper-local outreach and clinics in targeted neighbourhoods to remove barriers and ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are accessible for every child and family across our city. If you have not gotten vaccinated yet, please book your appointment to protect yourself, your family, and your community. The vaccine has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19 with millions of doses administered around the world.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
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