65% of adults in Toronto have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine –

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65% of adults in Toronto have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine – fr


More than 65% of adults in Toronto have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The city announced the milestone Tuesday morning following a holiday weekend blitz that included a pop-up clinic inside the Town Hall rotunda in which thousands of residents, some aged barely 12 years old, were vaccinated.

“We have reached an incredible milestone as 65% of adults over 18 in Toronto have now received at least one dose of the vaccine. That’s two out of three adults in the city. This number is a testament not only to the impressive efforts of the Toronto team to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, but also to the commitment of the people of Toronto themselves, ”said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen of Villa in a press release. “This level of immunization coverage shows us that we have succeeded in involving many people in the city to chart a clear course in our immunization strategy.”

Just two weeks ago, the city announced that 50% of adults had received at least one dose, but the supply has increased rapidly and nearly 10,000 people are now vaccinated at clinics in the city every day, not to mention the thousands more. in pop-up and mobile clinics.

There were concerns last week that the city had started hitting a wall in its vaccination efforts as there were 11,000 open appointments for the holiday weekend still available on Friday.

Those appointments, however, were mostly fulfilled following a call from Mayor John Tory and the city was able to hit the 65% threshold a full week ahead of the timeline set by the Ford government.

“Premier Ford has once again set a vaccination goal and the people of Toronto have been working to meet that goal well ahead of the deadline,” Tory said in the press release. “Our work to get even more residents vaccinated continues because we know that the sooner we get everyone vaccinated, the sooner this pandemic will end.

A total of 1,986,966 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Toronto so far and the city could cross the two million mark today.

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