Toronto City Hall COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinic Delivers Over 2,500 Doses – fr

Toronto City Hall COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinic Delivers Over 2,500 Doses – fr

More than 2,500 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered at a pop-up clinic held at City Hall on Sunday.

The clinic, which was hosted by the University Health Network, started at 10 a.m. and was open to all Toronto residents aged 12 and over.

“I think it would probably be the first of its kind here in the Town Hall rotunda,” Mayor John Tory told reporters Sunday morning.

“I think there is nothing more symbolic and substantial than having the place that people are so familiar with in our city… the place they come for celebrations, vigils and demonstrations, where they can come here and get vaccinated. ”

The clinic was open to Torontonians in all postal codes, but priority will be given to those who live in hot spots.

A protest took place outside the Nathan Phillips Square clinic and Toronto police said two people were arrested and charged with public nuisance in connection with the protest. Another person was arrested and charged with breaking a commitment.

Ice cream was also distributed in Nathan Phillips Square to those queuing for a shot.

“We encourage families to come here as part of the cause we are all involved in, which is to get people vaccinated so that we can keep people healthy first and foremost, but also so that we can meet the thresholds. put in place. by the province to allow the city to reopen, ”Tory said Sunday.

In an update later that evening, the mayor said more than 2,500 doses had been given at the clinic.

“Thank you to all the dedicated staff and residents who came out for the vaccine,” Tory tweeted.

Last week, the city announced that 19,000 more vaccine appointments would be opened at city-run mass vaccination sites over the long weekend to help speed up vaccinations in Toronto. The mayor said there were around 5,000 available appointments.


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