“GO-VAXX” buses roll out, first vaccine stop is Canada’s Wonderland

Buses will make stops at festivals and other events during the summer and fall

Two GO buses have been transformed into mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

The first stop for the “GO-VAXX” buses will be at Canada’s Wonderland this weekend. Park staff and guests with reservations will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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The Ontario government announced details about the buses on Friday and said the mobile clinics are part of the province’s “last mile” strategy to target areas with low vaccination rates.

“This innovative partnership with Metrolinx will ensure Ontarians have even easier access to a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said in a statement.

“By bringing vaccines directly to the people, we are helping more residents get the protection they need for themselves, their families and their communities.”

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The province said it will work with local health units and municipalities to determine the areas where the mobile clinics will be deployed.

The buses will be on the road six days a week and will make stops at festivals, community hubs, malls and other events throughout the summer and fall across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

“We are excited and pleased to help plan and deliver this innovative approach linking vaccination and transit together,” Metrolinx president and chief executive officer Phil Verster said.

“Our bus drivers jumped at the opportunity to be part of this incredible initiative and will be operating the GO-VAXX bus.”