Toronto to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine clinic operations in response to Omicron’s call for additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Ontario
TORONTO, March 12, 2020 /CNW/ – Following the recent call for additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Ontario, the Canadian Alliance for Public Health (CAPH) is pleased to announce a recent agreement with the University of Toronto regarding the creation of an Ontario COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
The Ontario COVID-19 vaccine clinic is an essential service under the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) and will provide free COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Ontarians. This agreement will provide a direct source of COVID-19 vaccine for Ontario residents living in vulnerable communities. CAPH is also working closely with other partners to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide updates to the public via social media.
The agreement was signed by CAPH CEO Linda Moulton Howe, MOH Deputy Director of Health Services and Health Partnerships, Dr. Sarah Peel and an official signatory of the CAPH Health Services Agreement, Professor James Smith, Director of U of T’s Centre for Vaccinology.
“Ontario is facing an unprecedented public health crisis due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, and the University of Toronto’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic is working hard to meet this urgent need for free vaccine in vulnerable communities across our province,” said CAPH President and CEO Linda Moulton Howe. “We look forward to working with provincial and municipal partners to provide support and resources to our COVID-19 vaccine delivery teams and ensure that Ontarians across the province are able to access the vaccine we need to help protect them from this deadly virus.”
“We are working to ensure that Ontarians have access to COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible,” said U of T Health Sciences Professor James Smith. “We know that not