Mar 08, 2021
By Jane Brown
Toronto’s mayor is boasting about the COVID-19 vaccinations that have already been given in this city.
“As of this morning, 203,000 people in Toronto, including tens of thousands of people over 80,” John Tory told CP24.
Mayor Tory says today (Monday March 8th), 17 vaccination clinics are running within Toronto hospitals and community healthcare centres.
He says the clinics are reaching out to people 80 plus and other vulnerable individuals who are on their patient lists.
The mayor also teased more information is coming Monday afternoon on the city’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
The following healthcare partners are working to operate approximately 17 clinics today, including mobile teams and in-site vaccinations, to vaccinate priority groups in their communities:
Unity Health Toronto
Today, will hold two clinics to vaccinate people who are priority hospital and community-based healthcare workers, as part of a pilot project – community members and select outpatients who are 80 years and older, individuals living in congregate settings, members of the Indigenous community and people living in shelters.
University Health Network
Today, will hold one clinic to vaccinate people who are hospital healthcare workers and patients, and community members who are 80 years and older, as well as deploy mobile clinic teams to vaccinate long-term care staff and community healthcare workers.
Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
Today, will hold two clinics, deploy mobile teams and a team to a primary care setting that will vaccinate approximately 590 people who are healthcare workers, first responders from Toronto Paramedic Services and Toronto Fire Services, community members who are 80 years and older, individuals living in congregate settings and people living in shelters.
Humber River Hospital
Today, will hold one clinic that will vaccinate people on the highest and very high category of the Province of Ontario COVID-19 eligibility list and community members who are 80 years and older. In total, will vaccinate approximately 567 people today.
North York General Hospital
Today, will hold one clinic together with North York Toronto Health Partners to vaccinate approximately 50 healthcare workers and hospital inpatients who are 80 years and older.
Scarborough Health Network
Today, will hold two clinics and provide vaccines on-site at one homeless shelter and two long-term care homes.
In total, will vaccinate approximately 1,800 people today on the Province of Ontario COVID-19 vaccine eligibility list.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Today, will hold one hospital hub clinic to vaccinate community residents aged 80 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, and community healthcare workers.
It is anticipated that approximately 650 vaccine doses will be administered at the hospital hub today (this includes hospital staff and staff of long-term care and retirement homes who continue to receive vaccine doses at Sunnybrook’s clinic).
Together with the North Toronto Ontario Health Team partners, mobile vaccination teams will visit one high-priority congregate care site today to vaccinate approximately 50 residents on-site.