Officials previously announced that the Mitchell Field Community Center clinic, located in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area, will be one of five city-run clinics that will cease operations effective August 22.
However, in an update on Wednesday, officials said in a press release that it will remain open.
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“Given new information and the current immunization situation in Toronto, [Toronto Public Health] made the decision to continue to operate a smaller fixed-site clinic at Mitchell Field CC, ”the statement read.
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“The clinic will serve as a key site for vaccination against COVID-19 and other vaccination programs managed by TPH. “
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It is not known what new information motivated the change.
“The expansion of operations at the Mitchell Field CC clinic will ensure communities in North York have continued access to COVID-19 vaccines,” the statement continued.
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As of August 23, the clinic will accept walk-in patients vaccinated against COVID-19 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, which is the same hours that other clinics will operate.
The Cloverdale Mall, Hangar (Downsview), Metro Toronto Convention Center and Scarborough Town Center clinics will also remain open.
The press release says Toronto Public Health continues to work with other health care partners to provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine and will carry out community outreach activities and hyper-local clinics to reach areas at low adoption.
In Ontario, more than 81 percent of those aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine and more than 72 percent are fully immunized.
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