The City announced that it is opening a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Woodbine Mall in Etobicoke.
Mayor John Tory says the location was chosen as the city works to target areas that still have low vaccination rates.
The new city-run clinic replaces clinic operations at The Hangar, which closed on 18 September. Walk-in appointments will be welcomed between 12 noon and 8 pm for those looking for their first or second shot.
Tory says the clinic offers students in grades 7 to 12 immunizations against meningitis, hepatitis B, and human papillomavirus (HPV) as part of their routine school immunizations.
“The opening of the new clinic at Woodbine Mall signals the next step in our efforts to meet our goal of immunizing 90 percent of residents in Toronto,” the mayor said on Tuesday.
“This new clinic will help us target an area within our city that has low vaccination rates, and by opening the clinic to an area with high frequency, we are making sure we make vaccines as accessible as possible. Huh.”
Toronto Public Health announced that just over 7,500 COVID-19 vaccinations were performed at 92 clinics held in the city during the four days of the vaccine (September 16 to 19).
By Monday, Around 24,000 city workers have been fully vaccinated, 88% of employees disclosed their status. Another five percent of employees have been partially vaccinated.
80 percent of Toronto residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.