Toronto hosts pop-up COVID-19 clinic at City Hall – fr

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Toronto hosts pop-up COVID-19 clinic at City Hall – fr


TORONTO – Adults and children 12 and older can receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic at City Hall today.

The clinic, which is hosted by the University Health Network, opened at 10 a.m. and will operate while supplies last.

“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 is 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 one person was arrested and charged with public nuisance in connection with the protest. Another person was arrested and charged with breaking a commitment.

Outside the clinic, ice cream is being distributed on Nathan Phillips Square to those waiting for an injection.

“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 hit the cutoffs. put in place. by the province to allow the city to reopen, ”Tory said Sunday.

Last week, the city announced that an additional 19,000 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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