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April 28, 2022 Weekly Community Update
I hope that you and your families are safe and healthy during these challenging times. Let’s continue to protect each other and reduce the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, limiting in-person contacts, maintaining physical distancing, wearing a mask and staying home when ill.
I would also like to remind everyone that self-care is key, and it is important to prioritize your wellbeing. Make sure to stay active, drink water, connect with loved ones for support over the phone or virtually and reflect on your thoughts and feelings. Remember local Mental Health supports and services can be accessed online here.
Given the threat posed by the COVID-19 Omicron variant, there is a critical need for all eligible residents to get their first, second and third “booster” doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Learn about why, how, and where to get vaccinated on the City's COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.
REMINDER: Shop And Vax on until April 30: On now until Saturday, April 30, Toronto Public Health is bringing COVID-19 vaccination clinics to local shopping centres as part of the Shop And Vax initiative. Clinics continue to operate on a walk-in basis to provide first, second, third, fourth and paediatric doses to eligible residents. More information, including clinic locations and hours of operations, are available on the City’s COVID-19: Pop-Up Immunization Clinics webpage.
REMINDER: Fourth Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine -Team Toronto is now offering eligible residents opportunities to receive their fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine as the best protection against the virus and its variants. Residents age 60 and older, as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members age 18 and over may book an appointment. More information about fourth dose eligibility is available on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19: Vaccine Eligibility & Doses webpage.
REMINDER: Ontario Extends Access to Free Rapid tests for the General Public- Five million rapid tests will be made available each week to Ontarians at pharmacies and grocery stores until at least the end of July. Households are limited to one box of five tests per visit. There are many pick-up locations in Scarborough. Click here to find your nearest rapid test pick-up location.
REMINDER: Third Dose Drive - As part of Team Toronto's equity-focused, hyper-local vaccine strategy, Toronto Public health launched the Third Dose Drive campaign to encourage eligible residents to get the best protection against the virus as soon as possible through five City-led initiatives. More information about third doses is available at the City’s COVID-19: Vaccine Eligibility & Doses webpage.
Scarborough Health Network Community Pop-Up Clinics – www.scarbvaccine.ca
Saturday, April 309 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tropicana Community Services, 1385 Huntingwood Drive
Islamic Foundation of Toronto
Saturday, May 7
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Book your 1st, 2nd or Booster (3rd) COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment TODAY:
City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of April 28, 2022) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:
Additional non-emergency resources: