COVID-19: start of 4th doses in Toronto, extension of the “Vax and Ride” campaign – Toronto

On Saturday, the fourth doses began rolling out at City of Toronto vaccination clinics as governments prepare for the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

A city spokesperson confirmed that appointments for the fourth dose are available over the weekend.

On Wednesday, the province announced it was expanding eligibility for the fourth dose to people age 60 and older, as well as First Nations, Inuit, Métis and non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over.

Vulnerable populations in the province have been eligible for a fourth dose since the end of December.

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Who is eligible and how to book a 4th COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario

On Sunday, Toronto Mayor John Tory announced the city would extend its “Vax and Ride” campaign for another weekend. Nine Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) stations will hold vaccination clinics April 14-17.

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“It’s great to see Torontonians embracing the ease and convenience of vaccination clinics at TTC stations,” Tory said.

More than 1,800 people received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a Vax and Ride clinic, the city said.

All nine locations will offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Residents will be able to get a first, second, third or fourth dose, if eligible.

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Toronto will begin booking appointments for the 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday

The Vax and Ride pop-up clinics will be available from Thursday between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the following stations:

  • West Shepard
  • islington
  • Joan
  • Sheppard-Yonge
  • Clear West
  • Bathurst
  • kennedy
  • Director
  • York University

“From the very beginning of our vaccination campaign, our commitment has been to break down barriers, build trust and make vaccines accessible to everyone,” the adviser said. Joe Cressy, president of the Toronto Board of Health, said in a statement.

– With files from Ryan Rocca of Global News

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