Toronto is working to ensure that all 25 wards of the city have a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic available to its residents.
The program, #Vax25, is the city’s latest effort to make vaccines as accessible as possible, and it’s taking place on Saturday, October 2.
campaign will be Total 35 micro clinics at locations where vaccination rates are low.
The city’s top doctor, Dr. Eileen de Villa, says that more than 80 percent of eligible residents have been fully vaccinated, and while the target is 90 percent, “If we can get more than that, I would I’ll take more.”
More than 85 percent of eligible residents have a dose.
“We are again on the verge of a risky and uncertain period in the pandemic,” De Villa says, and if many of the city’s remaining survivors get sick at the same time, it could be a serious threat to the health system. would be disastrous.
“If we see a 20 percent increase in transmission rates, we’ll see about 20,000 cases in December,” De Villa says.
“Once you get sick it’s too late,” she said.
Clinics will offer the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and many clinics do not require you to make an appointment. The city’s mobile clinics will also run on weekends.
“Anyone who has ever run a marathon, or a business campaign, or an election, will tell you that it is the last mile that is always the longest,” says Mayor John Tory.