In these times, information about getting vaccinated is arguably more coveted than the Coca-Cola secret formula.
How and where to get vaccinated is a question that many Canadians including new immigrants are sill confused about. This is giving public health officials great concern, as Vaccination is one of the most effective ways of protecting families and communities against COVID-19.
So far, only 2.13% of the Canadian population (809,618 people) have received two doses. However, 7,290,869 people (19.18% of the population) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The Government has expanded the enlightenment campaign and is encouraging individuals and communities to get vaccinated.
Mayor John Tory has just announced the recipients of the City of Toronto’s $5.5M COVID-19 Vaccine Engagement Teams Grants – a key part of the City’s COVID-19 Community Mobilization and Engagement Plan to connect with vulnerable residents and communities across Toronto.
The grants, which have been awarded to community agencies and resident-led groups, will fund outreach and engagement activities in 140 neighbourhoods, with a specific focus on the communities that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fourteen Vaccine Engagement Teams have been created, reflecting 155 community organizations across the city. Their focus is on reducing barriers to the COVID-19 vaccines, and increasing vaccination uptake among our most vulnerable residents.
Where to book an appointment to get vaccinated
To find out when, how and where to get vaccinated, check out your region:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the general public and immigrant communities are urged to continue to follow personal preventive measures:
- staying at home if you are feeling ill or have symptoms of COVID-19
- maintaining a 2-metre physical distance from others
- wearing a face mask
- avoiding touching your face
- cleaning your hands often