According to the city, over 30% of all children aged five to eleven in Toronto have already gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
According to a news release released Friday by the city, 29% of children in this age group have received their first shot, and 67,300 paediatric doses have been delivered in Toronto as of 8 a.m. on Dec. 9.
“As of December 9, Team Toronto Kids and Team Toronto had held 146 school-based vaccination clinics to administer immunizations to five to 11-year-olds in the neighbourhood-focused strategy,” according to the news release.
“While it is still early in the vaccination campaign, preliminary data has shown that there have been some positive outcomes for neighbourhoods that were selected as areas of focus, including Taylor Massey, which currently has an uptake rate of 25 per cent for its younger residents in just two weeks.”
According to the city, appointments are still available at all of the five city-run vaccination clinics from now until Dec. 24.
Children can also receive a shot at hospital-run clinics, select pharmacies, and at the upcoming Toronto Kids Vaccine Day at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.