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toronto.ctvnews.ca 15 Sep, 2021 18:30 am

Toronto hosts weekend COVID-19 vaccine clinics at TTC stations, street corners, parks and bathhouse

Toronto hosts weekend COVID-19 vaccine clinics at TTC stations, street corners, parks and bathhouse
Toronto will hold dozens of vaccination clinics across the city this weekend, including late night pop ups at a bathhouse in the city’s gay village and in an apartment building in Cabbagetown.

” The clinics planned for this weekend will be held in schools and shopping malls, as well some more high visibility locations like Mel Lastman Square in North York and Trinity Bellwoods Park in the city’s west end.Here is a full list of the pop up clinics planned for this weekend:Eileen de Villa says that polling done by the city has continued to suggest that only about five to six per cent of the population identifies as vaccine resistant while a larger group – consisting of about nine to 10 per cent of the population identifies as vaccine hesitant.There will also be another series of vaccination clinics at TTC stations, including Sheppard West Station, Warden Station and Islington Station, and some clinics held in more novel locations like one slated for the Steamworks bathhouse on Church Street and another to be held in a TTC bus parked in Kensington Market.

“I will say if you count up both the number of clinics and events that are happening on these and if you look at the variety of what we're doing, subway stations, malls, schools, parks, right on the street, I think we are embarking on an effort that will have accessibility carried to a new level but done in a very targeted way because we are not choosing these locations by accident or just trying to spread it out across the city,” Mayor John Tory said during a press conference at city hall on Wednesday as he announced the details of the initiative.Tory said that unlike previous largescale initiatives, like a one-day clinic at Scotiabank Arena in which 26,000 shots were administered, the focus is now on “slow but steady progress.

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