According to an announcement by Mayor John Tory on Tuesday, residents of Toronto can get their COVID-19 shots while shopping in some malls this coming weekend.
Tory unveiled the new #ShopAndVax initiative on September 21 to promote and at the same time help speed up the vaccination efforts of the city in its fight against COVID-19. The said initiative results from the partnership established by the City of Toronto with the Oxford Properties Group, the Cadillac Fairview Ltd., the University Health Network, and Toronto Public Health.
The malls that will host the mobile vaccine clinics this Saturday and Sunday are the Eaton Centre and Yorkdale, Shops at Don Mills, Sherway Gardens, and the Fairview Mall. These mobile vaccine clinics will administer either the first or second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and will be open from noon to 5 in the afternoon.
In addition to the malls, 25 other vaccine clinics are located in the city, ready to administer COVID-19 vaccines for residents needing a first or second dose.
“Our Team Toronto #ShopAndVax initiative is just the latest step in our efforts to reach everyone, everywhere,” Toronto city councillor Joe Cressy pointed out. “Our commitment is to break down every barrier, build every bridge, and make vaccines as accessible as possible.” Cressy also added that these efforts would continue until the city’s 90% vaccination target is achieved.