Toronto Public Health (TPH) says it will hold COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinics at Caribbean Carnival and other summer festivals this week.
“Bringing the COVID-19 vaccine to social and cultural events is part of Team Toronto’s ongoing equity-focused, hyperlocal mobile strategy, providing accessible and convenient vaccination opportunities to residents where they live, work and play. We do,” said TPH. news release.
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According to TPH, the clinics will be held at the following locations:
- Under the Stars at Regent’s Park, 620 Dundas Street East on July 27th from 5pm to 9pm
- Toronto Caribbean Carnival at Marilyn Bell Park at 1095 Lake Shore Boulevard West on July 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Ghana Fest Canada at Earl Bells Park on July 31st at 4169 Bathurst Street from 12pm to 7pm
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TPH said the clinics are family-friendly and will offer the first, second, third and next doses, as well as pediatric shots, to those who qualify. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available.
No appointments or health cards are required, the city said, and the clinics will operate on a walk-in basis.
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“All eligible residents are encouraged to get their third and fourth doses as soon as possible. As with vaccinations for other diseases, people are best protected when their COVID-19 vaccines are up to date. ” said the news release.
The TPH said that vaccination against COVID-19 is “scientifically proven to reduce the risk of illness, hospitalization and death while protecting people, their loved ones and the community.”
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