Areas are below the municipal 87% vaccination rate of residents above age 12
Toronto’s vaccination push now has the city’s northwest in its crosshairs.
Entitled Vax the Northwes t, the new push will allow up to 1,000 northwest residents to get their COVID-19 shot.
“The Vax the Northwest t eam will offer the ‘grand slam’ of vaccination opportunities, with first, second, third and kids’ doses all available on that day at that time,” said Mayor John Tory at a Wednesday morning press conference.
The move is an effort to bolster vaccination rates in areas of the city with reportedly low uptake — neighbourhoods like Black Creek, Westminster Branson and Glenfield Jane Heights, the city reports, are below the municipal 87% vaccination rate of residents above the age of 12.
The one-day clinic will take place on Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Aviva Centre at York University from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
More information on booking an appointment will be provided in the coming days.