Toronto opens 8,000 coronavirus vaccination appointments on Sunday and Monday

Toronto is opening 8,000 additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments in a bid to get more residents vaccinated against the highly contagious variant of Omicron.

At 8 a.m. Friday, the city will open adult and children’s appointments on the provincial reservation system. Appointments will be available for Sunday, January 16 and Monday, January 17 at one of five mass vaccination clinics in the city.

“Given the emergence of the new Omicron variant and the continued community transmission of the Delta variant, TPH urges all eligible residents to book their appointment for the third dose,” city staff wrote in a statement. Friday press release. “COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death, while protecting yourself, loved ones and the community.”

City-run clinics are located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Cloverdale Mall, Scarborough Town Centre, Mitchell Field Community Center and Woodbine Mall.

City staff said residents over the age of 30 will receive the vaccine from Moderna until the city receives more supplies from Pfizer, which is expected later this month.

In addition to city-run clinics, residents can schedule vaccination appointments at hospital clinics, through their local health team websites, and at city pharmacies.

Over the past seven days, the city has administered more than 200,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine.

To date, 49% of children aged 5 to 11 in Toronto have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 11% have received two doses.

Meanwhile, nearly 90% of residents 12 and older received at least one dose, nearly 87% received two doses, and 48% received three doses.

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