See more ‘targeted approach’ to vaccinating those in the workplace, in high-risk neighborhoods of Toronto

TORONTO – Vaccinating people in high-risk neighborhoods and workplaces is a goal approach that Mayor John Tory says should be considered as the city moves forward, regardless of age.

Speaking to CB24 on Monday morning, Tory said Toronto could “do more” carrying vaccine teams to people at risk for Covit-19, including those living in high-virus neighborhoods.

“What you see now, I’m talking here, is that we’ll change our orientation, not take it from the elderly and things like that, and drop that priority list altogether… ”Said Tory.

“If they work in a dangerous setting, such as a particular type of factory or workplace, or if they are in the neighborhood … in areas where the spread is high, I think they will now find more of a target. We will try harder to bring the vaccines to the community because it is a logistics challenge.”

The city opened its sixth mass immunization site Monday morning at The Hunger in Downsview Park, and Toronto residents over the age of 60 and over are now allowed to book appointments at clinics across the city. In some of the city’s preferred neighborhoods, views are available for people 50 and older.

According to Tory, although clinics run by the city and the provincial booking system operate “flawlessly,” there are still many appointments.

“I’m going to be honest about this. When we open the big vaccine clinics we have, I think people will wipe the door. Even if they do not register ‘I am here’, they will still be in line. I need my vaccine now. ‘ There is, ”Tory said.

“So there’s a need now to look at this a second time, redouble our efforts, and go to factories and workplaces … not at the top end of the list, but now that we’ve seen a place for these types of explosions.”

While there are some mobile clinics in the Tory community that vaccinate people, I would love to see more of those teams become part of Toronto’s vaccination roll.

“Today, there are actually 17 clinics operating across the city, of which I call mobile clinics, which go to high-risk neighborhoods and places like that,” Tory said. “We need to increase the presence of those types of teams.”

To date, approximately 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Toronto.

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Sophia Harrison

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I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

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