Mar 08, 2021

By Christine Ross

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Those 80 and older  can register for a vaccine at a Toronto hospital through a portal launched Monday.  But officials are asking people to be patient due to possible delays in registering.

Meantime, three  of Toronto’s mega vaccination clinics will open earlier than expected.

“These openings, two weeks ahead of schedule, are possible thanks to a shipment of 17,500 doses coming directly to Toronto Public Health next week,” said Mayor John Tory.

People 80 and older can register for these three sites set to open March 17th in the coming days.

Matthew Pegg, head of the city’s COVID response team, says the city is now working on an interim registration and booking system for these vaccine slots ahead of the 15th, when the provincial system begins.

“Our teams are hard at work now, finalizing all these details, which will be shared in the coming days including when eligible residents can begin booking their appointments and how they will go about doing do.”

The three mega vaccine clinics set to open on St. Patrick’s Day are: Metro Convention Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, and the Toronto Congress Centre.

To date, just over 200,000 Toronto residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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