On Tuesday afternoon, Premier Ford announced a new Toronto vaccine clinic opening this week.
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Complex, located in the hotspot area of Etobicoke North, will host a vaccine clinic for three weeks and appointments can be booked through the William Osler Health System booking system, says a release from Ford's government.
Premier Ford, Minister @celliottability, and Minister @SylviaJonesMPP provide a COVID-19 vaccination plan update https://t.co/MceCURQa5H— Doug Ford (@Doug Ford)1618333638.0
According to the release, vaccinations are set to begin as early as April 14, 2021, within the clinic.
However, not just anyone can roll up to the clinic and get a dose — you will have to prove that you reside in the correlating community with a postal code that starts in either M9R, M9V, L4T, or L6S.*
"This pop-up clinic shows once again how our valued community partners have stepped up and are working with local public health in our collective battle against COVID-19. This is another great example of Team Ontario at work," said Premier Ford.
Vaccines for ages 18+ in Ontario hotspots
Last week, Premier Doug Ford announced that vaccines would be available for those over the age of eighteen in hotspot areas of Ontario — namely, Toronto and Peel.
Toronto Mayor John Tory has said that these vaccines would be administered through pop-up or mobile clinics and appointments will be able to be made through local public health region systems, not the provincial booking system.
This week, one of those pop-up clinics appeared in the Thornecliffe neighbourhood of Toronto, where residents lined up for hours to get a vaccine dose, reports CTV News.
For now, the locations of these pop-up clinics are being kept on the down-low when it comes to the general public. Instead, they are being advertised intentionally to the communities they are meant to serve.
*This article has been updated.