Another Toronto mobile vaccine clinic has popped up, this time in East York.
Residents of seven postal codes who are 18 years of age or older can get a vaccine dose on Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, at the clinic located at 4 Massey Sq. in East York.
Pop-up vaccine clinic in Crescent Town today! If you live in one of the below postal codes, bring proof of address… https://t.co/I3Jiodty5K— Brad Bradford✌️ (@Brad Bradford✌️) 1618576769.0
Those eligible must live in one of the following postal codes: M4C 5L4, M4C 5L5, M4C 5L6, M4C 5L7, M4C 5L8, M4C 5L9, or M4C 5L3.
The clinic is accepting walk-ins only and doses will be given out from 9 a.m. on until the supply runs out. Organizers of the clinic told Global News reporter Shallima Maharaj that around 800 people were in line on Friday afternoon.
To get your dose, you will need your Ontario health card and proof of address, like a utility bill or driver's licence.
This clinic is part of an effort to deliver vaccines to hot-spot areas, with mobile and pop-up sites. These clinics are not always widely broadcast to the public, as the intent is to inform the communities they are meant to serve first, according to the City of Toronto.
Ontario needs to ramp up vaccinations
During Friday's COVID-19 modelling presentation, Ontario's top doctors said that "although it's improving, vaccinations are not reaching people at high-risk fast enough to overcome the level of serious illness in our communities and our hospitals."
In order to flatten the curve, the province needs to be able to hold a consistent rate of 100,000 vaccination doses administered per day, according to the modelling.
However, data provided by the provincial government shows that as of April 7, there has only been one day where Ontario has administered more than 100,000 doses.
Dr. Isaac Bogoch of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force recently explained why some vaccines "aren't exactly flying off the shelves," citing hesitancy around AstraZeneca and the need for more transparent communication.
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