Mayor John Tory believes pop-up shops are a good idea. This week, COVID-19 vaccination clinics are still open in Toronto. The city is collaborating with the province to make the provincial appointment booking system available to residents over the age of 18 in the city’s high-traffic areas.
Over the weekend, approximately 75,000 people made appointments at city-run clinics. Today, three more city-run mass immunization clinics opened in Toronto, with locations at Cloverdale Mall, the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, and the Carmine Stefano Community Centre.
All Toronto residents aged 60 and up, as well as those aged 50 and up in hot spot areas identified by the province, are currently eligible to book an appointment at these centers. The City of Toronto has nine mass vaccination sites that are run by the city. According to Tory, the number of vaccines available is limited by the amount of supply that has been allocated.
The mayor stated that the city has the capacity to immunize more residents, but that the amount of supply allocated to the city in the first place limits the city’s ability to do so. Due to a lack of vaccine supply, some clinics in York Region, including the mass immunization site at Canada’s Wonderland have been forced to temporarily close. “Unfortunately, the Ontario government was unable to provide York Region with any additional Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to support our public health-led clinics,” a spokesperson for the municipality said.