A mobile immunization clinic will be administering COVID-19 vaccine doses in North Etobicoke on Thursday.
The pop-up clinic is heading to the Rexdale Community Hub and will be vaccinating residents 18 and older who live in the M9V postal code.
The clinic at 21 Panorama Court will operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will return to the neighbourhood the next two Thursdays (April 29 and May 6).
Residents can call 647-213-1835 to book an appointment.
The City of Toronto is ramping up its efforts to get more residents living in hotspot communities vaccinated at a quicker pace, introducing a new mobile vaccination strategy with an aim to triple the amount of vaccine in these neighbourhoods.
Toronto Public Health identified these 13 priority areas classified by postal code to direct increased vaccine to through mobile and pop-up clinics:
- Northwest: M9W, M9V, M9L, M9M, M9N, M6M, M3K, M3J, M3N, M3M
- Central: M4H
- East: M1J, M1G
This will be conducted through a combination of mobile, and pop-up clinics, and the shots will be available for anyone at least 18 years old.
Ontario and Shoppers Drug Mart announced on Tuesday that the its pharmacies will start offering 24-7 COVID-19 vaccinations for people over the age of 40.
Twenty locations, including 16 in the hot spot communities of Toronto, Peel Region and York Region, started offering the AstraZeneca shot at all hours on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, there were 136,695 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the province. It marks a single-day record for vaccine doses.
Dr. Isaac Bogoch said the increase from the typical 100,000 doses can be attributed to more AstraZeneca being administered.
“(The) Current rate is reasonable based on supply and can hopefully rise to 150,000 a day when larger shipments of Pfizer arrive,” Bogoch said on Twitter.
As of 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, 4,131,882 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.