- On Thursday, the City of Toronto celebrated a key milestone by administering more than seven million COVID-19 immunisation shots to its residents.
- Tory urged others to get vaccinated, claiming that his COVID-19 experience would have been worse if he hadn’t received his shots.
- The city runs five walk-in immunisation clinics. According to the announcement, COVID-19 vaccinations are accessible at over 55 local pharmacies.
On Thursday, the City of Toronto reached a significant milestone, giving out more than seven million COVID-19 vaccination shots to its inhabitants.
On Thursday, Mayor John Tory and Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, made the news at the Metro Hall immunization clinic.
“The point of commemorating this today is not to celebrate and go through the motions of declaring everything over and done with — on the contrary,” he remarked.
“I’m glad that Torontonians could see the city and themselves moving to a pandemic stage where life is a little more normal, but I’m concerned that we still have a lot of ground to make up, particularly with the third and fourth doses.”
Tory commended individuals for “coming up to get vaccinated” and congratulated the city on reaching the seven million dosage mark.
He replied, “You have contributed to your health and the common health of all Torontonians.”
De Villa described the news as an “outstanding achievement.”
“In a metropolis of 3 million people, seven million COVID-19 vaccination shots were provided,” she stated.
“Our job is not over,” Tory stated.
“We still have a job to do,” Tory said, adding that the booster doses “do make a difference.”
Tory urged others to get vaccinated, saying that his COVID-19 experience would have been far worse if he hadn’t gotten his injections.
According to the city, as of April 28, more than 89.5 percent of citizens aged five and above have gotten at least one dosage of COVID-19, with 86.1 percent receiving two doses.
According to the city, more than 65.7 percent of people have received the third dose.
The release states, “Toronto Public Health continues to work hard with Team Toronto partners to get essential doses to citizens so they may keep up to current with their COVID-19 immunizations.” “Toronto is the first major Canadian city to distribute more than 7 million COVID-19 vaccination doses.”
The city operates five walk-in immunization clinics. COVID-19 vaccines are also available at over 55 local pharmacies, according to the statement.
The announcement from Toronto comes as Ontario recorded 1,676 patients with COVID-19 in hospitals, including 205 in intensive care units.
Source: Global news
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