The city of Toronto has started the rollout of bus-based vaccination clinics.
Mayor John Tory announced that the city and Toronto Public Health have partnered with the Toronto Transit Commission and paramedics to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates.
TTC buses will be used as mobile vaccination clinics in areas with heavy foot traffic, including metro stations.
Several bus clinics will be held in the Toronto port area and other neighborhoods this weekend.
- Harbourfront Center – Saturday September 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Harbourfront Center – Sunday September 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Jack Layton Ferry Terminal – 10 Queens Quay W., Saturday September 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Jack Layton Ferry Terminal – 10 Queens Quay W., Sunday September 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Islington TTC Station – Bloor Street West and Islington Avenue, Tuesday, September 7 to Thursday, September 9, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Director’s TTC station – 701 Warden Ave. Tuesday September 7 to Thursday September 9 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Westwood College – 994 avenue Carlaw, Friday September 11, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tory says the locations were chosen based on the high foot traffic from residents and the low vaccination rate in the neighborhood.
“This is another example of Team Toronto in action. All parts of city government are working with our community partners to help people get vaccinated, ”he said in a press release.
“These TTC bus vaccination clinics will help more people get their first and second doses of vaccine and be better protected against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. I continue to urge people to get fully immunized as soon as possible – it is the right thing to do and it will protect the progress we have made in the fight against the pandemic. “
As of August 30, 83 percent of Toronto residents aged 12 and over had received their vaccine, 76.6 percent had completed their immunization series receiving two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.