Toronto Broke Huge Vaccine Records At Scotiabank & Gave Out Even More Doses Than Expected
If you have FOMO, don't fret — all Ontario adults can book second doses starting today.
Toronto's "Our Winning Shot" clinic at Scotiabank Arena turned out to be a slam dunk. The arena-turned-vaccine clinic broke records on Sunday, June 27, after administering 26,771 shots at the event — 978 first doses and 25,793 second doses.
"The total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered are believed to be a new world record for most one-day COVID-19 vaccinations given at a single clinic," the City said in a statement. It also broke the previous North American record of 17,003 doses administered at one clinic in a single day, which was held by Texas.
That's a wrap on #TorontoVaccineDay!\n\nTally of doses administered: 26,771\n\nBig thank you to everyone on #TeamToronto for bringing today together and the 26,771 people who came out to get their shot.pic.twitter.com/l4EAYSKTvU— John Tory (@John Tory) 1624844559
Those who attended the clinic yesterday got to chill with Toronto's beloved team mascots, 50 lucky individuals won tickets to an upcoming Leafs or Raptors game. Metrolinx gave free rides to anyone going to and from Scotiabank Arena yesterday, and to participating staff and volunteers.
Those who didn't get to participate in yesterday's clinic still have something to celebrate today. As of 8 a.m. on Monday, June 28, all Ontario adults who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine can now book their second shot.
Eligible residents can make their appointments through the provincial booking system, through their public health unit, or directly through a participating pharmacy, of which there are now hundreds around Ontario.