Toronto launches one-day #Vax25 vaccine push throughout the city’s 25 wards
Oct. 4, 2021
A one-day vaccine campaign, with more than 35 clinics across the City of Toronto, got underway on Saturday.
Mayor John Tory announced the launch of #Vax25, a COVID-19 inoculation push to promote vaccine clinics in the city’s 25 wards.
“I continue to urge eligible residents to get vaccinated now to help protect themselves and the progress we have made fighting this pandemic and reopening schools and businesses,” Tory said as he thanked city councillors for teaming up for the initiative.
#Vax25 features at least one clinic per ward supported and promoted by the ward’s councillor.
The initiative is part of the city’s Mobile Strategy, along with Toronto Public Health, in an effort to bring vaccines to residents in areas with low vaccination coverage and to those who are at high risk of contracting the virus.
“The clinics will offer first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses and many do not require appointments,” reads a statement released by the city.
A full list of clinics can be found on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.
Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, thanked #Vax25 partners “for bringing vaccine to where residents live, work and play, and to Torontonians who continue to roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated and protect our city against COVID-19.
“Your actions are helping us to keep moving forward towards ending this pandemic.”
According to the city, more than 80 per cent of eligible Toronto residents are now fully vaccinated and more than 85 per cent of residents have at least their first dose.
In addition to the #Vax25 clinics highlighted this weekend, mobile clinics are in operation across the city. Here is a list of public mobile clinic opportunities for Torontonians looking to get vaccinated in the coming weeks.