These 18 Toronto Postal Codes Are Getting Priority For Both Doses Of A COVID-19 Vaccine
They're all areas where the Delta variant has been identified.
The City of Toronto has just announced that 18 hot spots in the 6ix will be getting priority when it comes to first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
In a press release, the City revealed that starting today, its new phase of the mobile vaccination sprint strategy will be focusing on hot-spot neighbourhoods where the Delta variant has been identified.
The program will focus on ensuring all adults who have not yet gotten their first dose of a vaccine are able to receive one.
On top of this, anyone who lives, works or attends school in these neighbourhoods will be prioritized to get a second dose, after waiting the recommended number of days after their first.
According to Health Canada, residents have to wait for a minimum of 19 to 28 days after their first dose to be eligible for their second, depending on the vaccine.
The hot spots where this program will be taking place are:
"The Team Toronto Sprint Strategy 2.0 will continue that success and make sure we continue to get first and now second doses to people in the areas that will benefit from increased vaccine protection the most and help us bring this pandemic to an end," states Mayor John Tory.
Ontario is aiming for a two-dose summer
As the province officially enters step one of Ontario's reopening plan this Friday, it is continuing to ramp up vaccination efforts.
Doug Ford announced in May that he wanted the province to have a two-dose summer.
Since then, the eligibility for who can receive their second dose has been expanded provincewide. On June 4, it was announced that anyone over 70 years old was eligible to book their second appointment.
On top of this, anyone who received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on or before April 18, 2021, is also eligible for their second dose.