Toronto’s Running 7 Drop-In Clinics For Second Vaccine Doses This Week
Some people were reportedly waiting since 1:30 a.m. at today's pop-up clinic.
From today until Sunday, June 20, seven pop-up vaccine clinics in Toronto are offering second doses of the Pfizer vaccine on a walk-in basis, no appointment required. The clinics will administer shots from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or until supply runs out.
There will be one clinic running each day, starting with Warden Hilltop Community Centre, and followed by Thorncliffe Park Community Hub, Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, Crescent Town Elementary School, Afghan Canadian Islamic Community and Dentonia Park, according to Toronto East Health Network (TEHN). All of today's doses Warden Hilltop have been spoken for.
Please note: All of the doses at our Warden Hilltop pop-up today, June 15, have been allocated and we are closing the line. Thank you!— MGH / TEHN (@MGH / TEHN) 1623759938
"At this time, we are operating first-dose pop-up vaccine clinics for individuals 12 years of age and older who live, work or attend school in any 'M' postal code and second-dose pop-up vaccine clinics for specific eligible populations," tweeted TEHN.
In order to be eligible for a second dose, you should have received your first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on or before May 9, or a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine at least eight weeks ago. Those 70 years old and older and those with high-risk health conditions are also welcome.
As has been the norm at Toronto's pop-up vaccine clinics this year, the lines were long at Warden Hilltop this morning. Global News reporter Kamil Karamali posted footage of the line just 40 minutes after the clinic opened for the day — "First person in line was here at 1:30 am — and there is no end to line, it just turns into a massive hoard of people," tweeted Karamali.
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