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Hotspot residents 18+ will be contacted directly for COVID-19 vaccine at mobile clinics: Pegg

Last Updated Apr 14, 2021 at 3:55 pm EDT

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is the site of a vaccine pop-up clinic for the COVID-19 hotspot in North Etobicoke. 680 NEWS/Mark Douglas

Toronto residents aged 18 years and older living in hotspots will be contacted directly for COVID-19 vaccinations at mobile and pop-up clinics, Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said Wednesday.

The details come after a week of confusion regarding how appointments and registration for this group would take place, following the announcement of their vaccine eligibility on April 7.

Pegg said in general, appointments for mobile or pop-up clinics will not be booked in advance.

“While each specific situation is unique, it is common for these hotspot mobile and pop-up clinics to be operated on a walk-up basis, with eligible adults coming from the very specific location that is being served,” he said.

Postal codes identified as COVID-19 hotspots where residents 18 and over are eligible for a vaccine. Credit: Ministry of Health, Ontario
Postal codes identified as COVID-19 hotspots where residents 18 and over are eligible for a vaccine. Credit: Ministry of Health, Ontario

 

Pegg went on to explain that residents in a specific building or complex located in a hotspot neighbourhood would be directly notified of an upcoming pop-up clinic in that building or complex along with information on how and when to receive their vaccine.

“Residents don’t travel to a mobile or pop-up vaccine clinic, rather mobile or pop-up clinics come to a specific group of residents in a specifically prioritized hotspot location, as vaccine availability permits,” he said.


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On Tuesday, the province’s first pop-up clinic was set up at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in the hotspot location of North Etobicoke.

Those 18 and over living in the following postal codes are eligible to get vaccinated at the clinic:

  • M9R
  • M9V
  • M9W
  • L4T
  • L6S

This clinic is not accepting walk-ins and an appointment can be booked via the William Osler booking system.