More than half of 16-19 year olds in Toronto received a first dose of a vaccine –

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More than half of 16-19 year olds in Toronto received a first dose of a vaccine – fr


More than 50 percent of young people aged 16 to 19 in Toronto received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday morning, according to a press release.

Toronto said much of that rollout took place at city-run, partner-run, or pop-up clinics across the city, for a total of 62,601 first doses administered.

The milestone was reached after the province extended the vaccine to children aged 12 to 17 less than a week ago on Sunday. The city said about 30% of people in this age group also received their first dose.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was approved by Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization for youth ages 12 and older earlier this month.

“Thank you to the families who come in for the vaccine in their thousands to make sure they are protected and their community is protected,” Mayor John Tory said in a press release on Saturday.

“Getting vaccinated as soon as possible is the right thing to do so that we can end this pandemic.”

The city administered 2,092,608 vaccines to eligible people and 739,669 people made an appointment at a city-run clinic on Friday evening.

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