Toronto to convert Scotiabank Arena into mass vaccination clinic
June 21, 2021
Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto will play host to a mass vaccination clinic to further vaccinate residents against COVID-19.
On June 27, the one-day “Our Winning Shot” vaccination event aims to get shots into 10,000 people inside the of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. The City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners have joined forces with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and Scotiabank for the event. The clinic will be led by the University Health Network and Michael Garron Hospital.
The clinic will be administering primarily the Moderna vaccine, with limited Pfizer doses reserved for youth ages 12 to 17 with confirmed appointments.
“The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are incredibly similar with near identical efficacy rates,” the city said in a news release. “The ‘mixed mRNA model’ (mixing Pfizer and Moderna for first and second dose) as well as a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine followed by a second dose mRNA vaccine is approved by both the federal and provincial governments.”
To book an appointment, visit covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine