More than 6,100 children in Toronto receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in first three days of eligibility – .

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More than 6,100 children in Toronto receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in first three days of eligibility – .


More than 6,100 children aged five to 11 received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the first three days of the five immunization clinics run by the city of Toronto.

Team Toronto Kids’ COVID-19 vaccination campaign began Thursday as children ages 5 to 11 became eligible to receive the vaccine.

In a press release Sunday, the city of Toronto said that in addition to the 6,134 doses administered at city-run clinics from Thursday to Saturday, more children were also vaccinated through the larger network of Team Toronto vaccination clinics, including fixed clinics run by hospitals. , Ontario Health teams, community health centers and over 110 primary care providers and pediatricians.

The press release added that “a full update on all vaccines given to all residents in this age group will be provided on Tuesday.”

Toronto chief medical officer Dr Eileen de Villa said there was promise to see children getting vaccinated.

“What an encouraging achievement for our city. So many heroes aged five to 11 are mobilizing to protect themselves, their loved ones and our entire community against COVID-19, ”she said. “Sincere thanks to Team Toronto’s partners for their continued efforts to protect us all and to help us end this pandemic. “

As of Sunday, nearly 50,000 appointments were available for children aged 5 to 11 from November 25 to December 11 in the five vaccination clinics run by the city through the provincial reservation system.

All Thursday-Sunday appointments were booked in advance.

The city says additional appointments are still available at the five city-run immunization clinics next week and from December 7 to 11.

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